The Singapore Lottery is a legal betting game in the country. It can be played online and at retail stores. There are three types of lottery games available. These include Toto, Sweep, and 4D.
For Toto, players are given a chance to select six numbers from 1 to 49. Matching all six numbers wins the jackpot. If the player does not win, the prize is rolled over.
The Singapore Toto Lotto game has changed a lot throughout the years. Originally it was a 5/49 game. In the late 1980s, the format was changed to 6/45. Later on, it was altered to 6/49 and a progressive jackpot was added.
In the early 2000s, the popularity of this game skyrocketed. This was primarily due to the ease of playing this lottery. Almost half of all residents in Singapore play this game.
A new type of lottery was introduced in 1981 called snowballing. This was a lottery that involved five officials supervising the process. They checked the number of balls drawn, weighed them to ensure that they were drawn with equal chances, and a margin of error was calculated to make sure there was no bias.
In April 2015, the Singapore Toto Lotto was the second most popular gambling activity in the country. With the increase in the demand for this game, the prize was raised from SGD $300,000 to SGD $500,000.
Singapore Pools is the only legal lottery operator in the country. This company is owned by the government. You can buy a ticket or view results on the official website.