The Singapore lottery is one of the most popular forms of gambling in the country. It is regulated by IRAS and only lottery operators such as Singapore Pools are allowed to sell tickets.
Buying a ticket involves two main steps: online verification and physical verification. Moreover, players must create an official Singapore Pools account.
There are three main lottery games offered by Singapore Pools: Toto, Big Sweep, and 4D. They all have multiple tiers of prizes and offer different odds for winning.
Toto is the first Singapore Pools game and was released in 1968. It is a very popular game with massive jackpots and is played worldwide. It has a jackpot that starts at S$ 1 MILLION and increases for every draw that the top prize is not won. The jackpot can roll over and increase for up to four draws before it cascades down to the next prize level and is shared amongst all the winners in that category.
Another lottery is the 4D lottery, which was launched in 2011. This game is similar to Pick 4 in the US and Pick 5 in Canada.
The game consists of four digits and is more common in Singapore than it is elsewhere. The winning combinations are created by combining all the numbers in the correct order.
The 4D lottery is legal in Singapore and players have up to 180 days after the draw to collect their winnings. However, it is possible for tickets to become invalidated if the player fails to claim their prize. Moreover, players must provide proof of their identity and address to avoid being disqualified from the draw.