They came, they saw, they queued for shot at $12m prize

The annual Toto Hongbao Draw, with a top prize of $12 million, drew long queues at several Singapore Pools outlets yesterday, including this one at Block 301, Ubi Avenue 1. Punters hope to strike it rich in the draw tonight. This year's jackpot is le
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The annual Toto Hongbao Draw, with a top prize of $12 million, drew long queues at several Singapore Pools outlets yesterday, including this one at Block 301, Ubi Avenue 1. Punters hope to strike it rich in the draw tonight. This year's jackpot is less than the record $14 million in 2016.

Standing in a queue at an outlet in Commonwealth, Ms Hazel Kang, 22, said she first bought tickets for the hongbao draw three years ago. "I ended up winning $10, so I have been buying tickets for the hongbao draw every year since." Ilyda Chua

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