Founded in 1960, Lottery Singapore is a state-owned lottery operator in the country. Its subsidiary company, Singapore Pools, offers a variety of lottery games and sports betting. Its main products include the popular 4-Digits and Toto lottery games. It also operates the Singapore Sweep pre-printed lottery game. Its other offerings include association football and motor racing betting.
Those who buy lottery tickets in Singapore are legally allowed to do so, provided that they are not minors and are not purchasing a ticket for another person. However, the rules vary from one location to the next. In some cases, minors may be allowed to purchase a ticket if their parent or guardian agrees to it. Other locations require proof of age before allowing players to purchase a ticket.
Lottery Singapore is a national game of chance that requires players to choose six numbers from a total pool of 49 in order to win the jackpot. Each draw is held two times a week – on Monday and Thursday. Tickets are available at authorised Singapore Pools outlets. Those who wish to try their luck at winning the jackpot can also participate in special draws, such as the annual Lunar New Year draw that guarantees a minimum prize pool of S$12 million.
Anyone who wins a TOTO lottery must claim their prize within 180 days of the draw date. If they do not do so, the winnings will be forfeited and channeled to the Singapore Totalisator Board’s charity fund. They must also have a valid PIN in order to access their eBetslip profile and E-Tickets, and they should not share it with anyone else. Any unauthorized access to the PIN is illegal, and those who breach the rules can face up to 10 years in prison and be fined up to S$700,000.