Lottery Singapore is an online lottery game available for play on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. These games offer a fun and easy way to try out your luck while staying within the boundaries of Singapore’s legal gambling regulations.
Lotteries are a popular form of entertainment in Singapore, with the country seeing a rise in its spending on lotteries and sports betting last year. This was the highest amount spent on these games in the past decade, The Straits Times reported in December 2022.
The lottery industry is regulated by Tote Board, a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance. It oversees lottery operator Singapore Pools, and the Singapore Turf Club, which operates horse races.
Winnings from gambling are not taxable as they are considered windfalls and do not constitute income in tax law. This is a big plus for players as it means they won’t have to worry about how much of their winnings will be deducted from their tax bill.
Singapore Pools has three main lottery games: 4-D, TOTO, and Singapore Sweep. Each has multiple tiers of cash prizes.
In order to win a prize, you must match at least three numbers in the 4D lottery or six numbers in the TOTO lottery. The odds of winning are different for these two games, so it’s important to understand the payout structure before you decide to purchase a ticket.
The TOTO lottery is the cheapest of all of the Singapore Pools lotteries, costing $1 per seven-digit bet including GST. Similarly, Singapore Sweep is slightly more expensive, with a $3 entry fee for each seven-digit bet.