Singapore is one of the most popular lottery markets in the world. It offers a wide range of lotteries and is also regulated by the government to ensure fair play. The country’s state-owned lottery company, Singapore Pools, operates the popular 4D and TOTO games.
4D is a traditional lottery that is played by picking six numbers from a set of 1 to 49. These numbers are then drawn to form the winning combinations in a drawing. Players can choose to buy a standard entry, which allows them to select a single four-digit number or a system bet, which costs 24 dollars and allows them to create up to 24 different combinations.
The odds of winning the top prize in Singapore 4D are quite low, but the prize amounts are incredibly large. The top prize is worth over 500,000 dollars and it can be won multiple times each week.
TOTO is slightly more traditional than the popular 4D lottery, with a similar format that requires players to select a set of six numbers. However, the odds of winning the TOTO top prize are still low, at around 1 in 10,000.
A woman in Singapore recently shared her story of getting a friend to place a bet on her behalf, which eventually resulted in her winning more than S$200,000 in the lottery. She cautioned people against this practice, writing in a closed Facebook group.
The amount of money that is spent on Singapore pool lotteries and sports betting has increased significantly in recent years, despite COVID-19 restrictions. A report by The Straits Times reveals that $9.2bn was spent on these wagers in the Tote Board’s last financial year – an increase of more than 40% from the previous year.