The Toto lottery is the only legalised form of lottery in Singapore. Though known by different names elsewhere, it is managed by Singapore Pools, the sole licensed lottery operator. In April 2015, it was the second-most popular gambling activity in the city-state. Among Singaporeans, Toto ranks among the top three gambling activities.
The Toto lottery is simple to play. You pick six numbers from one to 39 and hope that one of them is the winning combination. You can buy a Toto ticket online or over the phone. If you want to play multiple drawings, you can opt for a subscription. You can choose to play in as many as three drawings per day, and can even subscribe for more than one lottery ticket.
The Toto lottery has been in operation since 1968. In 1981, it was changed to a six-out-of-42 game and introduced a rollover jackpot. The game’s draw format originally featured a five-out-of-49 matrix. Then in 1988, the system switched to a six-out-of-42 matrix. In 2016, the Toto lottery was also available online.
The Toto lottery in Singapore has a fixed annual jackpot of $1.4 billion, but the minimum jackpot is $1 million. The game can be played online, at a Singapore outlet, or on your mobile phone. You can choose between six different numbers in each game or choose the Super Lotto entry, which allows you to choose up to twelve numbers instead. Of course, the larger the selection of numbers, the higher the stake.