The Singapore lottery is a legalized form of gambling and is managed by a state-owned lottery operator called Singapore Pools. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tote Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance. It is the only operator through which you can legally buy a lottery ticket in Singapore. The company is also a bookmaker and totalisator for association football and motor racing betting.
Lottery games in Singapore are regulated under the Common Gaming Houses Act (CGHA). The CGHA stipulates that operation of a public lottery is generally prohibited unless it falls within one of the statutory exceptions under the act. Among the statutory exceptions include lucky draws conducted by businesses for the purpose of promoting their products or services.
Those who are interested in trying their luck at the Singapore lottery can do so online via a Singapore Pools account or at its physical outlets. The process is relatively simple and similar to that of other international lotteries. The winner of the lottery is determined by matching numbers in a draw. The jackpot prize varies by lottery game, with the top-prize usually exceeding $1 million.
However, the odds of winning are a little less favorable than those of other major lottery games in Singapore. In the regular game, players must choose six numbers plus an additional number from a range of 1 to 49. Players can pay a little extra to select more numbers for their bet, which increases their chances of winning.