Singapore Lottery – The Millionaire Construction Worker
While many countries have banned any kind of gambling activities, Singapore is famous for its legalized lottery. The country has three main types of lotteries – Toto, 4D, and Singapore Sweeps. They are operated by Singapore Pools, a subsidiary company owned by the state-owned Tote Board. The company operates more than 300 outlets throughout the country that facilitate ticket purchases. In addition to generating profit, it also provides funds for charitable and social causes.
Founded in 1968, Toto is one of the most popular lotteries in Singapore and around the world. It is a progressive jackpot game that starts with a minimum of $1 million. The top prize can rollover for up to four draws, after which the amount will cascade down to the next lower prize groups. The highest prizes are awarded to those with all six winning numbers in a single draw.
The latest Toto winner, an Indian migrant worker, was dubbed “the millionaire construction worker” by netizens after his pictures went viral online. Karuppaiah Gobinath, 44, won a jackpot of S$2.3 million in September with a $3 bet, and was reportedly elated to receive the check from UOB on the same day. The construction worker, who is in his late 30s, plans to send some of the money to his family back home. He will also invest the rest in his business and pay for his children’s school fees. His co-workers praised him for his luck.