Larger jackpot with more prizes for TOTO from Oct 7

New system sees minimum jackpot raised to S$1m from S$500,000, alongside new prize category and payout revisions
Published: 1:05 PM, August 28, 2014
Updated: 4:53 PM, August 28, 2014

SINGAPORE — The TOTO jackpot just got bigger. But it’ll cost you more and it will be more difficult winning the jackpot.

Punters will however, get a higher chance of recouping their bets with the introduction of a new winning tier of S$10 by matching 3 numbers. The number pool will also be increased from 45 to 49.

An ordinary bet of six numbers will now costs S$1 as opposed to 50 cents previously, while System 7 will now cost S$7, as compared to S$3.50 previously.

These changes will take effect Oct 7.

The minimum guaranteed amount for the jackpot will be increased from S$500,000 to S$1,000,000. And with the new Group 7 prize category, customers need only match three numbers to win a S$10 payoff.

Singapore Pools said the change is in response to customers’ requests for a larger jackpot prize, and well as prizes for successfully matching three numbers.

With the addition of Group 7 prizes, the odds of winning any prize will improve from 1 in 321 to 1 in 54. The odds of winning the jackpot however, fall from 1 in 8.14 million to 1 in 13.98 million.

Other changes include increased pay-outs for groups. Group 5, which requires four matched numbers, will be increased from S$30 to S$50, and Group 6 – three matched numbers, plus the additional number – will now pay S$25, up from S$20 currently.