Founded in 1968, Lottery Singapore is a state-owned company that is the only legal operator of lottery games and sports betting in Singapore. It offers a wide range of games including 4D, Toto and Singapore Sweep.
The company also has a large network of retailers and branches across the island. Its portfolio includes 4D, a fixed-odds game from Germany, Malaysia and Singapore; Toto, a lottery where players match 6 numbers to win a prize; and Singapore Sweep, a sweepstake with a $2 million jackpot.
Toto has been in operation since 1968 and was originally a 5/49 game until 1988 when it changed to a 6/42 game. It has also shifted from being a non-progressive lottery to a progressive one, and has had its jackpot prizes increased over the years.
If you want to play Toto, you must provide a valid NRIC and deposit a minimum of SGD10 for every ticket you buy. The amount of the deposit is not deducted from your winnings, but it can increase your prize payouts if you win a big prize.
You can play TOTO online or at the Singapore Pools outlet nearest you, which accepts a variety of payment methods, such as credit cards, eNETS, Mastercard, Visa and Diners Club. The company also has a customer support service via its mobile app or website, which can help you verify your account and address.
In its last financial year, the Tote Board reported that SGD9.2 billion was wagered on lotteries and sports. This is the highest amount it has recorded in the past four years and marks an improvement on previous results.