Singapore is a popular place to play lottery games such as 4D, Toto, and Singapore Sweep. All these lotteries are operated by Singapore Pools, the only legal operator of lottery in Singapore.
Game Rules & Odds
The Singapore Pools lotteries are very similar in their gameplay to online classic slot games, but with some differences. You can play all of them online or at the company’s physical outlets.
In addition, each of the lottery games has different prize structures and payouts. For example, in the 4D lottery, 23 sets of winning numbers are drawn and you can win a prize if your number is among them.
On the other hand, in TOTO, six numbers are drawn and you can win a jackpot if your ticket has at least three of the six numbers that were drawn. This is a very simple game, which makes it a great choice for beginners and those who are new to the concept of lotteries.
Winnings are not taxable in Singapore.
The prizes you win from lottery games are not considered income and therefore, they are not taxed. This is also true for horse racing and fruit machine (jackpot) winnings.
Covid-19 Virus has Impacted Commercial Life in Singapore
The recent outbreak of the covid-19 virus in Singapore has had significant implications for the lottery industry. While casinos were allowed to resume operations, they were only permitted to do so at reduced capacity and subject to safeguards such as safe distancing, temperature recording, contact tracing and controlled access. Public entertainment venues were also allowed to reopen, subject to the same safeguards.