Lottery Singapore, also known as TOTO, is a form of lottery that has gained popularity around the world. It is run by the government and is considered a legal form of gambling. It is played by purchasing a ticket and drawing six numbers to win prizes. The winning prize money varies depending on the number of tickets purchased and the odds of winning.
The TOTO ticket costs $1 and has 6 numbers plus one additional number drawn at random from a set of numbers between 1 and 49. The game is offered twice per week. The maximum prize is 10 million dollars, but the average prize is less than $3,000. There are several tiers of prizes in TOTO and each has different odds. For example, the second tier has a minimum prize of $10 and a maximum prize of $6 million. The first tier has a minimum prize of $20 and a maximum prize of $100 million.
TOTO tickets are available at various retail outlets and online. The NTUC Fairprice outlet at NEX has been the site of the most Group 1 and 2 winners, with 53 people walking away with jackpots over the past five years. The SIA Bus Terminal outlet is the next highest in terms of Group 1 and 2 winners, with 47 winners over that same period.
A Gojek driver named Mr Cho said he spends up to $400 a week on Toto bets. He said he’s won small amounts of money, but the thrill of winning big makes it worth it for him. “If you win, it feels like a dream come true,” he said.