2 winners share $13.9m Toto Hongbao jackpot; winning numbers are 16, 18, 20, 21, 27 and 49

The winning numbers in Friday's $13.9 million Toto Hongbao Draw.
The winning numbers in Friday's $13.9 million Toto Hongbao Draw.ST PHOTO: JALELAH ABU BAKER

SINGAPORE - Two winners shared the $13.9 million jackpot in Friday's (Feb 19) Toto Hongbao Draw.

The winning numbers are 16, 18, 20, 21, 27 and 49. The additional number is 23.

One ticket was purchased at a Livewire outlet in Marina Bay Sands. The other came from Ng Teo Guan Self Service at Block 301, Ubi Avenue 1. Ng Teo Guan Self Service also supplied winning tickets in 2014 and 2002.

This year's draw marks the fifth time that 20 has been a winning number in a Hongbao Draw since 2000. The numbers 16 and 18 have also appeared four times in the same period.

More than 400 people witnessed the draw at Singapore Pools HQ at Middle Road.

The results will also be published in all major local daily newspapers on Saturday (Feb 20).

Throughout the week, people dreaming of the record prize packed Singapore Pools outlets. Many places, especially the so-called "luckier" outlets that have sold multiple winning tickets, saw snaking lines.

 
 

The jackpot had snowballed to $13.9 million after nobody won the Group 1 prize of $1.9 million in Monday's (Feb 15) draw. It ended at $13,943,681 after sales closed at 9pm on Friday.

In each draw, 54 per cent of the sales is added to the prize pool.

A punter has to pick all six winning numbers in the draw to clinch the Group 1 prize.

If more than one ticket holder matches all six numbers, the jackpot is shared. That happened in 2015, when two people split the $12 million Hongbao Draw.

Last Thursday, one punter won $9.5 million - the largest amount ever won by a single person.