$48m in unclaimed gambling prizes

The unclaimed prizes for Singapore Pools' past four financial years came up to about $190 million.
The unclaimed prizes for Singapore Pools' past four financial years came up to about $190 million.ST FILE PHOTO

Figure from lottery operator's last financial year is less than 1% of total prize money paid out

Many people eagerly check the results of 4D or Toto draws to see if they have struck it rich, but there are those who do not even claim their prize money.

In fact, $48.1 million was left unclaimed in lottery operator Singapore Pools' last financial year, which ended in March, its spokesman told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2018, with the headline '$48m in unclaimed gambling prizes'. Print Edition | Subscribe