Lottery Singapore is a state-owned company that operates various lottery games in Singapore. Its portfolio includes 4D, Toto, and Singapore Sweep.
The Prize Structure & Payouts
There are three types of prizes available in Singapore Pools lotteries: the jackpot, the tier 1 prize, and the tier 2 prize. These prizes are based on the numbers that are drawn in each draw and vary according to the tier.
The odds of winning a jackpot in the 4D lottery are 1 in 10,000, the tier 1 prize is 1 in 13,983,816 and the tier 2 prize is 1 in 3,500,000. However, there are ways to increase your chances of winning by investing in multiple bets and system bets.
In the TOTO game, players buy a set of six numbers that are selected from 1 to 49. They must match any three of the numbers to win a prize. The TOTO results are published every Monday and Thursday at 6.30pm (SG time).
Winnings in the Singapore Pools lotteries are not taxable as they are windfalls, and not considered an income. It is important to consult a financial advisor to help you plan your finances after you receive a windfall.
A 60-year-old Singapore woman was recently sentenced to nine weeks in prison for violating Covid-19 laws by leaving her house to eat, get vaccinated and collect her lottery winnings while under a quarantine order last year. The woman, Ang Siew Wah, pleaded guilty to breaching the Infectious Diseases Act by exposing others to the risk of infection while she was under a quarantine order.