What is the Toto Jackpot?

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The Toto jackpot is the sum of all the un-won prizes in the previous competitions. It was first introduced on June 9, 1968 in Singapore. The top prize was S$300,000 then, and was later raised to S$500,000. The format of Toto was later changed to 6/42 in 1988, then to 6/45 in 1997, and finally to 6/49 in October 2014. This format is still used today, but the jackpot is smaller now, and the game is available online.

When the jackpot is higher than S$100 million, Singapore Pools will conduct special draws every year. These draws will usually be held during a commemorative event or festive season. One such special draw is the Hong Bao draw, which celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year. During special draws, the prize money for the Toto jackpot is higher. For example, on 26 February 2021, the Hong Bao draw featured a S$9.6 million prize, and 5 lucky winners took home a share of it.

The winning tickets were sold at 18 different outlets. One punter may have bought more than one unit of iToto System 12 at a particular location. In any case, the winner of the Group 2 prize won S$74,361 from each ticket sold.