There are many things Singapore is well-known about all over the world and gambling is one of those things. However, if you want to stay on the safe side and not land in hot water with officials for breaking the law, you should stick to the legalized lottery.
99JITU TOTO is a legalized form of lottery sold in Singapore. It was released on the market in 1968 and held by Singapore Pools, the only legal lottery operator in Singapore. Ever since 2015, 99JITU TOTO is the second most popular type of gambling activity, right after 4-Digits.
In many countries, lotteries, or the gambling forms that consist of randomly drawing numbers to win interesting prizes, are considered illegal. That’s not the case in Singapore. However, minors cannot buy lottery tickets and you can buy a ticket only from a licensed merchant.
Types of Lottery in Singapore
There are three main types of lottery in this island city-state, including 4D, Toto, and Singapore Sweep. Each of these three types is operated differently.
4 Digits, or 4D, is a fixed-odds game which comes from Germany, Singapore, and Malaysia. It is held by Singapore Pools. The results of this game are announced every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 6.30 pm (SG time). This link will lead you to the latest results.
To play 4D, each player takes any number between 0000 and 9999. The minimum price is $1. So, in each draw, 23 numbers which are in 5 prize categories are drawn to be the winning numbers. If the number which the player selects, is one of the winning numbers, the player wins.
On the other hand, 99JITU TOTO is a legitimate lottery form sold in Singapore. This type of lottery has a different name around the world. The TOTO results are published every Monday and Thursday at 6.30 pm (SG time). The owner of Singapore Pools, spends all profit they accumulate from this lottery form on charity and other legitimate work. The odds of winning any prize in TOTO are 1 in 54. 54% of the total TOTO sales.
The players select at least six numbers from 1 to 49. In this lottery type, the lowest price is also $1, GST included. In each draw, seven numbers are drawn, as well as, six winning numbers and an Additional number. Hence, if the players have at least three numbers which are matched the winning numbers, they win. If there are more than three numbers which correspond to the winning numbers, the price rises. However, if the player has 6 numbers in their ticket similar to 6 drawn numbers, they hit the jackpot prize.
The third form of lottery is Singapore Sweep. Established in 1969, this type of lottery is also owned by Singapore Pools. However, the results are drawn on the first Wednesday of each month. You can buy Singapore Sweep only from the Singapore Pools outlets or national authorized retailers for $3.
On each Singapore Sweep announcement, 19 seven-digit numbers are drawn. So, if your ticket number matches one of 19 seven-digit winning numbers, your minimum price $1,000. However, the prize can even go be up to $2.3 million. Additionally, players can win $6 if the final two digits of their ticket number match any of the nine winning two-digit numbers drawn.