Lottery Singapore is a state-owned lottery that moderates gambling activities in the country. It offers lottery games including TOTO and sports betting. It operates terrestrially and online but remote casino gaming is not permitted. However, some sports betting punters still opt for online platforms instead of the traditional retail outlets.
A few months ago, a woman posted in a Facebook group that she was robbed of a whopping S$200,000 winnings. She got a friend to make a 4D bet on her behalf and allegedly won, but the ticket was never handed over to her. Her story prompted some concerned friends to look for her to recover the money.
But it’s a common enough practice for many people living in Singapore who like to make the occasional bet or two. And this is why a little vigilance is required when you’re making a bet, especially with a trusted person.
It is against the law to access another person’s eBetslip profile and E-Tickets by means of dishonest or illegal conduct, such as hacking or phishing. If you suspect that your profile has been accessed, please lodge a police report. Singapore Pools will only access your account when it is required by a court order or to assist with the police investigation.
The winner can claim her prize at the Singapore Pools Main Branch, 210 Middle Road, from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm (except Public Holidays). She must present her winning TOTO ticket and identification that matches her bank records, such as NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs or passport for foreigners. Prizes over $5,000 will be disbursed as cheques. Unclaimed prizes will be channelled to charitable grants and donations managed by the Tote Board.