Lottery Singapore is a lottery game that involves drawing numbers to win prizes. It is a legal form of gambling in the country, and the winners are announced every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 6.30 pm (Singapore time). The results can also be found online. However, minors cannot purchase tickets. The lottery game is operated by Singapore Pools, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tote Board, a statutory body. The company operates a variety of betting games, including the popular 4-D and Toto lottery games, as well as sports bets on association football and motor racing.
The prize or payout structure varies across the different lotteries offered by Singapore Pools. For example, the number of tiers in the 4D lottery can range from three to 23 sets of winning numbers. In the TOTO lottery, six numbers plus an additional number are drawn to win a prize. Finally, the Singapore Sweep lottery has 133 sets of winning seven-digit numbers and nine groups of winning two-digit numbers.
The winnings for the Singapore Sweep lottery are divided among a number of groups and the odds of each group vary. For example, the probability of winning a prize in Prize Group 1 is 1.62 percent of the total amount bet. This is similar to the odds of winning a prize in a typical lottery. The Company reserves the right to change the odds for any particular draw and/or the prize structures of the Singapore Sweep lottery at any time.