Before knowing about the history of the Dragon Toto let’s first understand ‘what is lottery’? The form of gambling involves drawing numbers at random for winning a prize. In some countries, the government does not allow it but in some country’s government, they endorse it legally. They even organize state and national lottery. Nevertheless, they also maintain some regulations while handling such types of gambling like prohibition to sale to minors. They also make sure that the vendors who have to sell the lottery will have a proper license. 

Lotteries were famous in the United States until the 19th century, but during the World Wars, all gambling and lotteries were prohibited. Casinos and lotteries were again reappearing throughout the world when the government raise revenue without raising the tax.

On 9th June 1968, a manual version of Dragon Toto originated in Singapore. It was the beginning of lottery games in the history of Singapore Pools. It is a legalized form of lottery sold in Singapore by various names.  It is idolized as TOTO. It is derived from the words ‘Totalisator’ and ‘Lotto’.

This game evolves over a period. In 1981 the snowballing feature was introduced which allowed a prize amount to increase if there were no winners of the game. In the same year, a new feature of System entry was introduced so that multiple bets can be made on a single coupon.    

Toto offered an online computerized game on 19 May 1986. It is based on a format of ‘5 out of 49’. In the next year, the game format was changed from ‘5 of 49’ to ‘6 out of 42’. The top prize rises to a sum of $ 300,000.   Later again the format was changed on 1 July 1997. This time they adopted a new format of 6 out of 45. In this format, the jackpot amount is guaranteed at $ 500,000.

The game put forward several popular draws, including:

  • Toto Millennium Draw on 30 December 1999.
  • The Hongbao Draw on 10 February 2000
  • The Mooncake Draw on 6 October 2006

Dragon Toto was updated to its current format in the year 2014. Today, they drew six winning numbers and one additional number from 49 numbers. As per the surveys taken until 2015 it is the second most popular gambling activity after 4-Digits. In 2016 Toto became available online.

 The gambling tickets can be purchased from any Singapore pool outlet across Singapore. These draws organize draws from Monday to Thursday at 18h30 or 6:30 pm (Singapore time). In the case of the Cascade draw, the time will change to 9:30 PM.   We can view live draws at the Singapore Pools Main Branch at 210 Middle Road. The Jackpot begins with a whopping amount of $ 1,000,000. The profits they earned from the gambling go to the Singapore Totaliser Board who is the owner of the Singapore Pools. They use the amount for various charities and worthy causes.

Everything you must know about the history of the Dragon Toto lottery

Before knowing about the history of the Dragon Toto let’s first understand ‘what is lottery’? The form of gambling involves drawing numbers at random for winning a prize. In some countries, the government does not allow it but in some country’s government, they endorse it legally. They even organize state and national lottery. Nevertheless, they also maintain some regulations while handling such types of gambling like prohibition to sale to minors. They also make sure that the vendors who have to sell the lottery will have a proper license. 

Lotteries were famous in the United States until the 19th century, but during the World Wars, all gambling and lotteries were prohibited. Casinos and lotteries were again reappearing throughout the world when the government raise revenue without raising the tax.

On 9th June 1968, a manual version of Dragon Toto originated in Singapore. It was the beginning of lottery games in the history of Singapore Pools. It is a legalized form of lottery sold in Singapore by various names.  It is idolized as TOTO. It is derived from the words ‘Totalisator’ and ‘Lotto’.

This game evolves over a period. In 1981 the snowballing feature was introduced which allowed a prize amount to increase if there were no winners of the game. In the same year, a new feature of System entry was introduced so that multiple bets can be made on a single coupon.    

Toto offered an online computerized game on 19 May 1986. It is based on a format of ‘5 out of 49’. In the next year, the game format was changed from ‘5 of 49’ to ‘6 out of 42’. The top prize rises to a sum of $ 300,000.   Later again the format was changed on 1 July 1997. This time they adopted a new format of 6 out of 45. In this format, the jackpot amount is guaranteed at $ 500,000.

The game put forward several popular draws, including:

  • Toto Millennium Draw on 30 December 1999.
  • The Hongbao Draw on 10 February 2000
  • The Mooncake Draw on 6 October 2006

Dragon Toto was updated to its current format in the year 2014. Today, they drew six winning numbers and one additional number from 49 numbers. As per the surveys taken until 2015 it is the second most popular gambling activity after 4-Digits. In 2016 Toto became available online.

 The gambling tickets can be purchased from any Singapore pool outlet across Singapore. These draws organize draws from Monday to Thursday at 18h30 or 6:30 pm (Singapore time). In the case of the Cascade draw, the time will change to 9:30 PM.   We can view live draws at the Singapore Pools Main Branch at 210 Middle Road. The Jackpot begins with a whopping amount of $ 1,000,000. The profits they earned from the gambling go to the Singapore Totaliser Board who is the owner of the Singapore Pools. They use the amount for various charities and worthy causes.