The Toto lottery is Singapore’s legalised lottery. It is known by different names elsewhere. It is operated by Singapore Pools, the country’s only legal lottery operator. As of April 2015, it was the second most popular gambling activity in Singapore. The draw takes place on the second Friday of every month, and the winners receive cash prizes. Toto lottery tickets are available online and at participating retail outlets. The draw is open to the general public and costs a minimum of $5 per ticket.
To win the TOTO jackpot, players must match all six numbers from one to 49. To play this lottery, you can purchase a single ticket, or you can purchase a subscription. A subscription will let you play multiple drawings at a time. Typically, you can play up to three times per day for a minimum of $50.
Toto has been around since 1968. In 1981, it introduced the snowball effect, which divides the top prize among the lower tiers if no jackpot winner is found. In 1988, it switched to a 6/42 matrix. In 1997, it moved to a six/45 matrix. In 2006, it became online.
Players can place their Toto lottery bets at retail outlets, online, or mobile phones. Each ticket costs $1, and players can choose six numbers from one to 49. They can also select a bonus number to increase their chances of winning. The jackpot for the Singapore Toto lottery is usually $1.4 billion.