Singapore Pools – The Complete Guide

Published on August 16, 2018

Would you like to win $2.3 million?

Imagine what you could buy with that.

A new house, a yacht and of course you would never have to work again.

And what if all you needed to do to be in with a chance to win that amount of money is pay $3.

Sound too good to be true?

Well, it isn’t.

This is the reality of the Singapore Pools and in this complete guide, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about winning the ultimate cash prize of $2.3 Million.

1. You will learn where the Singapore Pools came from
2. How to play the Singapore Pools
3. The different games you can play
4. The odds of you winning
5. What you can win
6. How to increase your chances of winning (and also winning more)
7. The types of systems, courses, and scams that are out there
8. And learn how Singapore Pools protects their customers with responsible gaming

Ready? Let’s do this!

What Are The Singapore Pools?

Singapore Pools is a state-backed company that is the only legalized form of lottery available in Singapore.

It was established in 1968 as a way of curbing illegal Gambling and at its heart is a mission to encourage and monitor responsible gambling.

Before the Singapore Pools came into existence gambling in Singapore had become a huge problem.

It was largely run by organized crime groups and as such was an industry in itself and in the process leading many into dire financial issues as a result of gambling addiction and debts.

In 1960 the Singapore government decided to go to war on illegal gambling and passed what was known as the Betting Act.

This made all forms of private gambling illegal.

And yes they meant ‘all forms’.

This even included dice games and bingo.

In the late 60’s the government became even more assertive and issues heavy fines and prison sentences on those caught engaging in illegal gambling and this ultimately lead to the creation of The Singapore Pools in 1968.

What Games Can You Play In The Singapore Pools?

There are 3 core games that you can play in the Singapore Pools.

These are:

1. Toto

2. 4D

3. Singapore Sweep

We will now examine each one to explain the rules and what you have to do:

1. Toto

Toto is a lottery and can be purchased at any one of 300 Singapore pools outlets.
You play by picking 6 numbers between 1 and 49.To win you must get 3 or more numbers to match the draw and the more numbers you match the more money you win.

2. 4D

4D stands for 4 Digits and is another lottery game where players pick a number between 0 and 9999.23 numbers are then drawn and they are the winning numbers.
The game is drawn every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

3. Singapore Sweep

There are 133 winning 7 digit numbers in the Singapore Sweep and it costs just $3 to pay.

Ideally, you have a 1 in 11 chance to win any prize making it one of the best ‘bets’ you can make.

The prizes are split up into ‘bands’ or levels and if your numbers match then you win the prize money in that level.

The top prize is $2.3 million.

There are an additional 9 two-digit numbers of which you can win $6, all you have to do is match the last 2 digits of your numbers to win, at least if you do this you get to play twice again at no loss.

There is a 1 in 3.5 Million chance of winning the first prize and full disclaimer here, the chances of being struck by lightning are about 700,000 to one.

The draws take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 pm and you can check the results online or at the Singapore Outlets.

The History Of Lotteries

Lotteries have been around for hundreds of years and are mentioned in the Homer’s The Iliad. When lots were placed in Agamemnon’s helmet to see who would fight Hector.

The first lotteries in recorded history were in China between 205 and 187 BC.
In Europe, the Romans had a variation of a lottery where dinner parties would be held and people would draw lots and win prizes.

From medieval to modern day, the lottery has proven to be loved across the generations and nations of the world.

How To Win Big On The Singapore Pools And Other Lotteries

Lottery Mathematics is a complicated business and the world is littered with people who claim to know ‘systems’ and strategies on how to win or maximize your chances of winning.

The chances of winning the jackpot in the Singapore Lottery is 1 in 3.5 million and as we said earlier you have more chance of being struck by lightning, but with a 1 in 11 chance of winning a cash prize, there are worst ways to spend your hard-earned cash.

However, we know that people win all the time which encourages us to play.

Indeed in 2017, Karuppaiah Gobinath won the jackpot:

And another lucky winner walked away with 44 prizes in total.

But while we all love to hear stories of other people winning, we really do wish it was us, so in real terms could we win?

The answer is yes, and you should not be surprised if you do win thanks to something called The Improbability Principle was created by statistician David J Hand who published a book of the same name.

‘The Improbability Principle’.
The idea is quite simple, that where the odds of an event happening are incredibly low do not be surprised when they do happen because really it is actually highly likely.

Some examples that Hand uses are:

A woman who won the lottery twice in a few months.

A woman who won big prizes every day from 2012 to 2013 including holidays abroad.

A park ranger who was hit by lightning 7 times and survived.

So, how will the law of improbability work for you?

There is what hand refers to as ‘The Law on Inevitability’ and this means that something must always happen.

If you kick a ball in the sky it must come down.

If you flip a coin with will land either heads or tails up.

If you play the lottery you either win or lose and someone wins the Jackpot.

The second aspect is the ‘law of truly large numbers’.

If you chose to examine one clover it is unlikely to be a four-leaf one. But if you go and examine an entire field of clovers the chances you will find a four-leaf one shoot through the roof.

In his book hand has a great lottery example around increasing your chances of success with what he calls the law of selection.

In this law, he argues that you can increase the amount of money lottery players win by selecting random numbers.

Most people do not select at random, they pick their birthdays or their children’s birthdays meaning that it highly likely that if you do win that you will share the jackpot with someone who has done the same, reducing your share of the prize money.

Hand states that if you want to win big you should select numbers totally at random.

Ok so this is all nice but how can this information help you to win the jackpot of the Singapore Lottery?
In simple terms, you need to be buying tickets regularly and pick random numbers to ensure you have a chance of winning the highest amount possible.

That is the science-based method to winning.


Responsible Gaming

It would be impossible to create a complete guide to The Singapore Pools without mentioning their commitment to responsible gaming.

Gaming and gambling is a healthy part of normal life and a recreational activity.

From an early age, we engage in non-monetary bets and gaming.

From trading card games to board games with a dice, it is normal for people to want to ‘play’ games for escapism purposes and entertainment.

However, for a small number of people who do gamble, it can be an addiction and people play beyond their means.

Singapore Pools has committed itself to be a world-class gaming company with the highest standards of ethics and to do this they have a range of features to prevent excessive gambling.
These include a responsible marketing strategy and low minimum bets.

In addition, they educate their customers regularly about reasonable gaming and also inform them of where to get help if they need it.


Winner Scams, Software, And Courses

As we stated earlier, statisticians gave 2 ways to increase the chances of winning the lottery, play more and use random numbers.

But are there other ways?

We have heard of ‘get rich quick’ schemes before when it comes to gambling and yes some of these work such as ‘counting cards’ in a casino.

But in the modern ‘computer era’ is there a way to increase your odds of winning?

Software company ‘Magayo’ thinks so.

Magayo says that they can help you to win, not by picking the winning number (which it states it cannot do) but by eliminating the unlikely results and then providing the results that are likely to happen based on analyzing trends.

There are of course people promising to teach you ‘techniques and strategies to win the Singapore Pools.

A quick YouTube Search will find many videos and links that will cascade you onto landing pages belonging to ‘secret systems’.

Check out this one that we found after a few minutes of searching:

While we have no idea if ‘their systems’ work we know that there is no proof that anyone has won the Singapore Pools jackpot by following a ‘system’.

But what about scams?

Are there any?

As it turns out yes, there are scams a plenty when it comes to the Singapore Pools.
It is estimated over 180 victims have been ‘conned’ out of over $2 million. They achieve this by sending emails and texts to potential victims telling them that they have won an amount on the lottery.

It will also say something along the lines of ‘for tax purposes, you must deposit $5,000 into our accounts to free up your prize money’.

The victim deposits the money and they never received any funds.

While this might seem obviously fake to many people, the criminals who use such tactics target such a large amount of people that sooner or later they find a vulnerable member of society who believes the email and sends the money.

The Singapore Pools will never ask for money up front so you can claim your winnings.


Conclusion

So there you have it, our complete guide to the Singapore Pools.

As you can see this great company has paved the way for responsible gaming in the Singapore area since 1968.

The Singapore Pools and the games that they offer are a fantastic way to have fun, win some money and enjoy the excitement of waiting to see if your life has changed by winning the ‘jackpot’.

And remember, despite the numerous coaching courses out there and software you can use to help you, our statisticians are clear.

You have to be in it to win it!

And pick random numbers to make sure you earn the best prize money you can.

So, what are you waiting for?

Pick your winning numbers today!

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