Lottery Singapore is the monopoly operator of the lottery and sports betting in this city-state. It offers 4D, Toto and Singapore Sweep as well as horse racing bets.
The popularity of the Lottery in Singapore is driven by several factors, such as its easy claim process, tax-free winnings and low bureaucracy. It is also renowned globally for the ease with which it allows gamblers to claim their prize money from participating outlets.
Winnings on the Toto, 4-D and Singapore Sweep lottery games are non-taxable in Singapore because they are considered windfalls and not incomes. Similarly, winnings on horse racing, fruit machine (jackpot) and casino games are not taxable as they are considered as windfalls and not incomes.
Toto is the most popular lottery in Singapore and has a jackpot prize starting at S$1 million. It is a multi-number game and can be purchased from any Singapore Pools outlet.
It is a fixed-odds game and has been around since 1968. The Toto jackpot has a snowballing feature, which means that the prize amount increases each draw until it rolls over and is won by someone who matches all six of the main numbers drawn.
This lottery is one of the most popular in the world and can be played for as little as $1, GST included. It is a simple game that involves choosing six numbers from 1 to 49, with an additional number chosen by players.
While it is important to exercise personal responsibility, the Government warns that betting excessively is not a healthy habit. Mr Chua said that family members can apply for a family exclusion order to block an individual’s online betting account and encourage him or her to seek help through the National Council on Problem Gambling.