Lottery Singapore is a form of gambling where people draw numbers for a chance to win prizes. It is legal in Singapore and is operated by the state-owned lottery subsidiary company, Singapore Pools. The company was established in 1968 and aims to curb illegal gambling.
The company runs three lotteries: 4D, Toto, and Singapore Sweep. The first two are fixed-odds games while the latter is a game where players select six numbers and an additional number from 1 to 49. The game has several prize tiers and tickets cost $1, GST included. The results are published each Monday and Thursday at 6:30 pm (SG time).
A Gojek driver who only wished to be identified as Mr Cho, told SAYS that he places bets on football games with Singapore Pools every week and has won up to $400 a week. He says he will spend the money on dinners with family and friends.
While the lottery is popular among Singaporeans, it can also be risky and scamming victims has been common. Scammers often inform lottery winners that they have won big and ask them to transfer a sum of money or pay administrative fees before they can receive their winnings.
In order to avoid such scams, it is best to play in reputable and licensed gaming outlets. It is also advisable to check the latest lottery results on the official website or a mobile app before betting. In addition, it is a good idea to check your ticket before you leave the premises of the lottery outlet and to avoid using numbers that are related to dates or vehicle number plates.