In addition to the conventional lotteries, there are other forms of gambling in Singapore, such as sports betting and horse racing. The state-owned Singapore Pools is the sole operator of these games, which is both terrestrial and online. Most sports betting punters prefer remote gambling, but they are the minority, as most people purchase their lotteries at retail outlets. Read on to find out how you can start betting on the Singapore Lottery!
The four-digit lottery, known as the 4D lottery, is operated by the government-owned Singapore Pools. It is the most popular gambling activity in the city-state, with the largest prize to date ranging from $16 million to $20 million. The 4D lottery first began in 1956 after an article in NewspaperSG by L. Morgan claimed that one lucky ticket could win $60 million, with the winner winning the entire amount! Chan, on the other hand, published the same article on May 8, 1966.
After the fall of Singapore, the lottery was administered by the Central Military Administration, which was known in Japanese as Gunseikanbu. In addition, the Toto lottery was administered by Yokohama Specie Bank, with the corresponding prize of SGD$500,000. The prize was subsequently increased to SGD$1 million in 2014.