Among the many gambling activities that are popular in Singapore, Lottery Singapore is the second most commonly played form. It is the only legal lottery in the country. The game offers players a chance to win a prize of up to S$1 million.
The game is conducted by a company known as Singapore Pools. The government has approved the company to provide the service. In 1986, Singapore Pools became a government-owned firm.
The game is available to permanent residents of Singapore. Foreigners can also purchase tickets. Ticket purchases can be done through authorised retailers, online, or over the phone.
Toto is the most widely played lottery game in Singapore. The first lottery was launched in 1968. Since then, the game has been adapted and upgraded in several ways. In 1998, the game was relaunched with a new prize structure. This meant that the amount of money won increased every time until a person won. The prize then cascaded down to the next category.
The jackpot prize for the Toto lottery has been growing from SGD$360,000 in 1997 to SGD$1 million in 2014. In 2004, the first prize was increased to SGD$2 million. In 2013, the jackpot prize increased to $2.3 million. The game has increased its popularity with the jackpots getting bigger.
The main prize for the Singapore Sweep lottery is a one-in-eleven chance to win. This means that you are guaranteed to win at least $1,000. You can choose the first digit, the last four digits, or the middle seven digits. You can use the prize calculator to determine the exact amount you will win.