Singapore Lottery: TOTO

14 February 2014 is not only Valentine’s day and the last day of the Chinese New Year, it is also the draw date for the S$10m Toto Hongbao Draw.
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Because of this draw, when I checked up the top free apps in the Apple store on the next day, the Toto results apps were among the top download list.

Number 17, 20 and 35. They may even be in higher ranking in the list on the same night when the results were out.
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Most people who do not buy lottery will normally try their luck on Hongbao draw. It’s S$10m! Who doesn’t want to win? I tried too. I bought S$5 to try my luck.

Too bad I didn’t win. Not even S$20.
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Places of the winning booths
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What is Toto?

TOTO is a game in which you pick minimum 6 numbers from 1 to 45 for the basic Ordinary Entry. Each Ordinary Entry costs S$0.50. You can also let the machine randomly pick the numbers for you. (i.e. QuickPick).

The minimum bet amount is $1, either two Ordinary Entries for 1 draw OR Ordinary Entry for 2 consecutive draws.

There are 2 draws every week: Monday and Thursday.
6 winning numbers and 1 additional number are announced during each draw.
If your numbers match 4 or more winning numbers, you win a prize.

If Toto Draw is on This Mon, 6.30pm, Sales Start on Last Mon, 6.10pm ( for Bets for 2 draws) and Last Thu, 6.10pm (for Bets for 1 draw) and Sales Close on This Mon, 6pm.
If Toto Draw is on This Thu, 6.30pm, Sales Start on Last Thu, 6.10pm (for Bets for 2 draws) and Mon of the current week, 6.10pm (for Bets for 1 draw) and Sales Close on This Thu, 6pm.
*Draw will be held at 9.30pm when the jackpot amount hits $5 Million and above. Sales will close at 9pm on draw days for such draws.

Bet Types

Ordinary Entry: This is the most basic bet. Each Ordinary Entry costs $0.50.
System Entry: Select more than 6, and up to 12 numbers from 1 to 45. E.g. System 7 bet is a selection of 7 numbers. System 8 has 8 numbers, and so on.
System Roll: Select 5 numbers from 1 to 45. The last number is represented by ‘R’, covers the remaining 40 numbers.
QuickPick: The computer randomly selects numbers from 1 to 45.

54% of sales go towards each draw’s prize pool.
This prize pool is divided between 6 prize groups (Group 1 to Group 6).

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Multiple Winners

If there is more than 1 winner, the prize amount will be divided equally among all winners. (Applicable to Group 1, 2, 3 and 4).

Example:
Group 1 Prize: $1,080,000
No of winners/winning shares: 3
Share amount (each): $360,000

Snowballing of Prizes

-If there is no winner in Group 1 to 4, the prize amount will snowball (i.e. it gets added to the next draw prize amount).

-Group 1 Prize will snowball up to 4 draws, whereas, the Group 2, 3 and 4 will snowball until they are won.

-If there is no winner for 4 consecutive draws, the Group 1 Prize will cascade to the Group 2 Prize, to be shared equally among the winners.

-If there is no winner in Group 2, it will cascade to the next Group until there is a winner.

Cascading only applies to Group 1 Prize.

Ordinary and System Bet Prize Table
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If there’s more than one winning share, the Group 1, 2, 3 and 4 prizes will be shared equally among the winning shares of their respective prize groups.

* “Winning Numbers Matched” refers to the numbers that you have chosen that match the winning numbers drawn.
** A winning share refers to a winning combination in any prize group.

System Roll Prize Table
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Odds of Winning
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Well, to win the jackpot, you have 1 chance out of 8.145m!

Singapore Pools is the ultimate winner!

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About Rei

A mother of 2 who loves travel, food, shopping, face mask and Sale!
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