Purchasing lottery tickets from a retail outlet is one of the oldest ways of playing the lottery in Singapore. Most Singaporeans have long been loyal to local retailers. Buying tickets online, however, is a new way of playing the lottery. This method requires only a small amount of computer memory and can be used on almost any device.
Toto was first introduced in Singapore on June 9, 1968. In 1981, the top prices increased and the snowballing system was introduced. On May 19, 1986, the game was offered online for the first time. Its original format was 5/49 but was changed to 6/42 and 6/45 in 1988. The online version of the game was launched in 2016.
The lottery is conducted every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday by the Singapore Pools branch. Anyone over the age of eighteen can participate. Each draw is monitored by five draw officials and an independent external auditor. The numbers are randomly selected by a computer designed specifically for the game and weighed to ensure a margin of error that is acceptable. This guarantees equal odds for all participants.
A lottery ticket can be purchased online with as little as $1. The winnings must be claimed at the nearest lottery office. Some platforms even offer bonus credits for new customers.