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Singapore Pools' new address scores in 4-D lottery draw

Published on Apr 30, 2013 7:46 AM
 
A crowd of 350 people gathered at the new Singapore Pools Building at 210 Middle Road on Feb 22, 2013 to witness the results of the 14th Toto Hongbao Draw. Ten days after Singapore Pools moved into new premises in the Bugis area, the lottery operator's new street address came out tops in the 4-D lottery draw. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Ten days after Singapore Pools moved into new premises in the Bugis area, the lottery operator's new street address came out tops in the 4-D lottery draw.

The "210" digits of its Middle Road address were the first three numbers drawn for Feb 16's first prize combination. A punter betting $1 small on the winning combination of 2102 would have won $3,000.

On Sunday, Pools chairman Bernard Chen said at the building's opening ceremony that its location, at the junction of Middle Road and Prinsep Street, is a "boon" to customers and staff as it is near four MRT stations - Bugis, Bras Basah, Dhoby Ghaut and Little India. A fifth, Bencoolen, will be ready by 2017 with the opening of the new Downtown train line.

The building includes a hall where draws are made and a sports entertainment venue. Mr Chen stressed that the organisation's mission is to channel resources and proceeds to the Singapore Totalisator Board for donations to good causes.

 
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