Lottery Singapore is a regulated government-owned lottery subsidiary company that offers various lottery games in the country. Its main offerings include 4-Digits, Toto, and Singapore Sweep. The company also operates more than 300 outlets throughout the country where players can purchase their tickets and claim their prizes. It also raises funds for social and charitable causes through its gaming activities.
In an apparent stroke of luck, Tan managed to get three — 21, 28, and 44 — of the seven winning numbers for the TOTO lottery on May 4, bagging a small prize worth 50 Singaporean dollars (approximately $38). Tan, a retired cartographer with the National University of Singapore, said he will likely spend his winnings on a meal with family members.
The Singapore Pools website notes that “the rules around winning a prize for any of the Lottery Singapore games are quite similar” and that they all involve selecting numbers and paying for a ticket. However, the prize or payout structure varies across games like 4D, TOTO, and Singapore Sweep.
Although COVID-19 restrictions have eased, gambling participation remains strong in the country. Tote Board data from the last financial year show that people wagered SGD9.2 billion on legal sports betting and lottery products, a record high for the statutory body. In addition to boosting the economy, the increase in gambling revenues has helped curb probable pathological and problem gamblers, according to Tote Board chief executive Chua Chor Poh.