Unlike the usual lottery games where people have to buy a ticket, the Singapore lottery allows players to pick their own numbers. They can buy three tickets each week, which increases the odds of winning the jackpot prize to one in fourteen million.
The Singapore lottery is organised by Singapore Pools, a state-owned gambling company. This company was established in 1968, and is the only legal lottery operator in Singapore. All lottery profits are spent on legitimate work.
The Singapore Toto Lotto started in 1968, and has changed to 6/49 in 2014. In 2014, the jackpot increased to SGD $1 million. The jackpot is rollover if no winners have been picked for four consecutive draws.
The Singapore Toto Lotto also introduced snowballing in 1981, which is a feature that increases the prize every time a winning ticket is picked. The jackpot is also awarded to players who have 6 numbers matching the drawn numbers.
The Singapore Toto Lotto is also the first 5/49 lottery in the world, and the only legal lottery in Singapore. It changed to 6/42 in 1988, and 6/45 in 1997.
The Singapore Toto Lotto is the most popular lottery in Singapore, and the simplest to play. You can buy a ticket from any Singapore Pools outlet.
The Toto is also known by other names elsewhere. You can buy tickets online. The best part is that you can win millions. In April 2015, Toto was the second most popular gambling activity in Singapore.