Lottery Singapore – What is TOTO?

Lottery Singapore

Lottery Singapore is a state-owned lottery operator that operates the Toto, 4D, and Big Sweep lotteries in Singapore. It was established in 1968 as a means to counter illegal gambling syndicates that were prevalent at the time, and is the only operator legally allowed to run lotteries in Singapore.

Despite being a relatively new lottery, TOTO has quickly become one of the most popular lotteries in Singapore, and continues to grow in popularity each year. In fact, a recent survey showed that the number of people playing Toto has grown by 40% in the past decade alone!

TOTO is a 6/49 format game where players choose six numbers from a pool of numbers between 1 and 49. The jackpot is awarded when all six numbers match, and the prize tiers are divided in case there is no winner of the jackpot.

The winning numbers are drawn every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 pm (SG time) or 9:30 pm in case of a cascade draw. These draws take place in front of a live audience at the main branch of Singapore Pools.

There are a few ways to play TOTO: ordinary entry, system entry, and system roll. While these methods offer a higher chance of winning, they are more expensive than ordinary entries.

To claim a winning prize, you must show proof of purchase at a Singapore Pools outlet within 180 days of the draw. The list of eligible outlets can be found on the company’s website, and prizes are generally disbursed in a single payment.