Lottery games are popular in Singapore, where a lucky strike could win you a big prize. However, you should be aware of the risks involved in playing these games. Some people have been scammed out of their winnings. One woman reportedly lost $200,000 to scammers after asking her friend to buy her lottery tickets.
Singapore’s only legal lottery is called Toto, which was first launched in 1968. The game draws numbers from 1 to 49 and a bonus number each week. The jackpot builds up by a small percentage each week until it is won. If the lottery has no winner for four consecutive weeks, it rolls down to the next prize group.
The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 14 million. However, the jackpot is only awarded if all six winning numbers match. There are also several other prizes that can be won. These are based on the number of winning combinations and the amount bet.
You can find the latest lottery results for Toto and SG Toto on the Singapore Pools website. If you want to see the lottery results for a particular draw, click on the navigation menu bar and select “Lottery Results.” You can also get the latest lottery results by visiting an authorized Singapore Pools outlet.
In order to claim your winnings, you must present your ticket and a photo ID at the Singapore Pools main office. You can do so Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm (excluding Public Holidays). Winnings above $5,000 will be disbursed as cheques at the main branch. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and channelled to charitable grants managed by the Tote Board after 180 days.