There’s no doubt that many people are chasing hope in all sorts of places these days — gambling, home visitations by kins and colleagues, Lou Hei, the Toto Hong Bao lottery and more. While it’s okay to have some fun with these activities, it is important to moderate your gambling and not rely too heavily on them for daily necessities.
The odds of winning a toto jackpot in Group 1 are as low as one in 14 million, which means that it is actually easier to get struck by lightning or shot by a gun in Singapore than win the Toto jackpot prize! It is therefore important to know the odds of winning each Group when you bet on Toto. Singapore Pools has a handy table on its website that shows the odds for each group, but it’s also advisable to read up on the different strategies used by punters to maximise their chances of winning.
Toto takes place every Monday and Thursday at 6.30pm. There are also special draws, such as the annual Toto Hong Bao draw which happens during Chinese New Year. The prize money for special Toto draws and cascading draws are usually higher than that of regular weekly draws. In fact, the jackpot prize for the Toto Hong Bao draw last year was a whopping S$9.6 million. The winnings were shared by 12 Group 2 winners, five of whom won with QuickPick ordinary entries which cost only S$1 each.