Lottery is one of (if not the most) famous gambling activity in the world. People spend the most on lottery numbers than going to casinos or other gambling activities. Lottery is a form of gambling that involves the drawing of numbers for a prize, which comes in the form of money. It is very easy to play, all you have to do is pick your favourite combination of numbers, place your stakes and wait for the draw. It is similar to a lucky draw in any event you participate. There is nothing complex, hence, that is why everyone can buy lottery numbers.
Here are two of the most famous lottery betting in Malaysia and Singapore.
Popularly known as 4-D, is a lottery system that is widely played in Malaysia, Singapore and Germany. A simple game as individuals need to choose any number ranging from 0000 to 9999 to bet on. After that, twenty-three winning numbers are drawn each time, segregated into the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and consolation prizes. If any of the chosen twenty-three number matches the bought number, cash prize is won. The higher the stakes, the more costly the numbers, the more money you will win if you strike. 4-D is a fixed-odds game.
Based on evidence during a gambling trial in a Singapore court, it was found and believed that the 4-D game was originated from Kedah, a state in Malaysia, in 1951. The legend told of a schoolboy who raffled his bicycle for 100 $1 tickets, each bearing two digits. The winner would have the ticket number matched the last two digits of the first prize ticket in a Malaysian Turf Club sweepstake. It started off with 2-D, 3-D, then 4-D.
Magnum 4D is the first legalised 4-D operator licensed by the Malaysian Government. Soon thereafter, the 4-D industry expanded with new providers venturing into the market. Up to date, there are four main 4D providers in Malayasia namely Magnum 4D, Sports Toto, Da Ma Cai, and Derby Blue & Derby Green, and it can be purchased at almost anywhere across the nation.
Meanwhile in Singapore, the 4-D draw was introduced by the Singapore Turf Club in May 1966, offering a $2,000 first prize for a $1 ticket. In May 2004, its sister company Singapore Pools took over the 4-D game and stopped that said offer. On 31 May 1986, Singapore Pools launched the computerised 4-D betting. After their inaugural first prize draw turned out to be 8838 (“8” being the auspicious number for the Chinese), punters see that as a good sign and welcomed the new 4-D system and 4-D flourished bigger than ever.
Malaysia has their very own Toto game with Super 6/49 by Sports Toto. It is not much different than Singapore. However, Singapore Toto has a larger significance in the nation, as it is run by one operator and it is a famous gambling game after the 4-D.
Toto is the 2nd most played lottery in Singapore. Eventhough placing at 2nd, citizens there spent buying Toto numbers more than they venture into a casino. Toto was established in 1968 in order to curb the prevalence of illegal gambling in Singapore during the 1960s. It is wholly run and controlled by Singapore Pools, the only legal and licensed lottery operator in Singapore, which is owned by the Government of Singapore. So, TOTO is completely legal and secure to play.
TOTO numbers are relatively cheap to buy. However, if you buy higher stakes in a bulk, it can be really costly. What a waste it will be not win any of the number combination. Toto is very simple to play as all one needs is to pick and purchase their selected six numbers, ranging from digit 1 to 49, and hope to nail a lucrative win. TOTO can be purchased from any Singapore Pools outlets available across Singapore, making it convenient for citizens living in every part of the country.
Also, buying Toto is akin to contributing to the greater good because the profits go to the Singapore Totaliser Board which uses the money for charity and other noble causes.
Is it Lucrative?
Lucrative if you strike the jackpot. Lottery numbers are mainly a game of chance. You have to follow your instinct to come out with the best number combination for triumphant. You may win a consolation prize a few times if you are a frequent player but it is not easy to win the jackpot. It is estimated that the probability to win the jackpot is 1 in 14 million. From that, what are the odds to strike unless you are just blessed with good luck. So, do not pour out your hard-earned cash for lottery numbers (more so if you are aiming for the jackpot), and gamble responsibly. By the end of the day, it is all about the fun and thrill.