Lottery Singapore is a government-owned company that operates lottery games. Its portfolio includes 4-D, Toto, and Singapore Sweep, as well as sports betting. It is regulated by the Tote Board, which also oversees horse racing.
The Singapore government is cracking down on illegal gambling activities. In the past week, police arrested 20 people for their involvement in illegal wagers. They have been accused of running illegal betting sites, organized crime and more.
Covid-19 restrictions eased leads to increase in placed bets on 4-D, Toto and sports
The easing of Covid-19 measures has led to a “dramatic surge” in the amount of placed bets on 4-D, Toto, and sports such as football, according to local media reports. The 2021/22 financial year saw a total of $9.2 billion spent on bets, up 40% from the previous year.
Toto is a game that requires players to purchase a set of six numbers, which are selected from 1 to 49. They win money if three or more of their corresponding sets match the winning numbers.
It costs $1 to play and draws are held twice a week on Monday and Thursday. There are no minimum bets and the jackpot prizes can be as high as $1 million dollars.
Toto is a relatively new game in Singapore, but it has quickly become one of the most popular lottery options in the country. In fact, Toto accounts for 54% of the total sales in the lottery industry.