Lottery Singapore (Singapore Pools) is the sole legal lottery operator in Singapore. It offers a range of games including 4D, Toto and Singapore Sweep. You can play these games online or at their outlets.
Singapore Pools operates under the authority of the Tote Board, a statutory body. It also regulates horse races and sports betting.
The results of the Singapore Pools lottery are published immediately after the draw on their website and through email newsletters. You can also watch a live broadcast at select Singapore Pools outlets.
A player who wins a prize is not taxed on the winnings as they are considered windfalls and not income. In some cases, you may be required to declare the winnings on your Income Tax Return.
Toto is a popular lottery in Singapore, available at all Singapore Pools outlets across the country. The game involves choosing six numbers from 1 to 49 in order to win a prize.
In addition, you can choose to pay extra for system bets and other similar privileges to increase your odds of winning. The minimum cost to participate is $1, and there are various tiers of prizes.
In the SLP survey, 52 percent of respondents reported that they purchased a lottery ticket at least once in the previous 12 months. The average annual spending per person was S$1687 (US$1221 or PS994 UK sterling).