SINGAPORE - This year’s Toto Hongbao draw saw a $19.4 million jackpot being split across eight winning shares, with each getting $2.43 million each.
The results of the annual draw by Singapore Pools were announced on Friday night (Feb 11).
The prize money is double of last year's $9.6 million jackpot and the highest in recent history, according to the Singapore Pools' website.
The winning numbers - 09, 13, 14, 16, 18 and 28, along with an additional number, 10 - were drawn at 9.30pm on Friday.
The prize money had earlier snowballed to $16 million when there was no winner for the Group 1 prize of $1,568,402 in last Thursday's draw, and no one bagged Monday's Group 1 prize of $4,024,761.
Over the past week, long queues of punters snaked out of Singapore Pools outlets islandwide.
The state-owned lottery firm extended the operating hours of its outlets on Friday, with most branches operating from 8.30am to 9pm.
To play Toto, punters pick at least six numbers between one and 49.
Each draw yields six winning numbers and an additional number, and punters are guaranteed a cash prize if at least three of their chosen numbers are included in the six winning ones.
To win the jackpot (Group 1 prize), all six chosen numbers must match the winning ones. The jackpot can be shared among multiple winners.
Correction note: An earlier version of this story said eight punters shared the $19.4 million jackpot. This has been corrected. One of the winning tickets was an iToto bet, which was shared by more than one punter.