Toto Hongbao jackpot grows to $13.9m

The estimated jackpot for Friday's Toto Hongbao Draw has ballooned to at least $13.9 million - the largest ever.

The jackpot for the special annual draw was already a hefty $12 million and it snowballed to $13.9 million when nobody won the Group 1 prize money of $1.9 million in the last draw on Monday.

To win the Group 1 prize, a punter must pick all six winning numbers. However, the jackpot may grow even larger, depending on Toto ticket sales. In each draw, 54 per cent of sales are added to the prize pool.

The final prize amounts for the Hongbao Draw will be known only when sales close at 9pm on Friday.

 

If more than one ticket holder matches all six numbers, then the jackpot will be shared - as happened last year, when there were two winners of the $12 million Hongbao Draw. Last Thursday, $9.5 million was scooped by one ticket holder - the largest amount won by a single punter.

Friday's draw will start at 9.30pm at the Singapore Pools Building at 210 Middle Road.

The results will be posted on the Singapore Pools website (www.singaporepools.com.sg) from 10.30pm, as well as on the Singapore Pools Results Facebook page and Singapore Pools Twitter page.

Results will also be published in all major local daily newspapers the following day.

Chew Hui Min

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2016, with the headline 'Toto Hongbao jackpot grows to $13.9m'. Print Edition | Subscribe