58 percent of Singaporeans have played the Toto lottery at least once a year. The game has a fixed annual jackpot of $1.4 billion. The jackpot is awarded to a lucky player who matches three of the six winning numbers.
The game is offered twice a week. Players can place their bets online or through their favorite method. The cost is one dollar and includes GST. The ticket can be bought at any Singapore lottery outlet.
The game is played on six numbers between 1 and 49. The numbers are randomly generated by the TOTO system. In addition to the six numbers, an “additional number” is drawn for each drawing. The “additional number” is also called the rolling ball. The rolling ball represents all the other numbers available in the number pool.
Aside from the jackpot, players can win group prizes. The odds for group prizes are 1 out of 54. The jackpot is 1 out of 13,983,816. The jackpot is divided into seven prize tiers. The jackpot is awarded to a lucky Toto player who matches all six numbers.
A player can choose from three different bet types. Each bet type has better odds than the other. This is due to the higher probability generated by the bet type. The higher the probability generated by the bet type, the higher the chances of winning.
The odds for the Ordinary bet are mathematically derived. The odds for the System 12 bet are derived from Monte Carlo simulation.