$4.9 Million Of 7th Largest TOTO Prize Pool Came From Snowballed Unclaimed Winnings
Earlier this week, Singapore Pool came under scrutiny when software errors affecting the TOTO online system excluded the number ’49’ from being selected.
But there may soon be something to cheer about, as far as TOTO is concerned.
The prize pool for Friday’s (17 Jan) jackpot is estimated to hit a whopping $9.9 million — the 7th largest TOTO prize pool since 2014.
$10 million TOTO draw will be a ‘cascading’ one
The massive prize pool is partly the result of the snowballed prize pool from previous ‘unclaimed’ draws.
Specifically, more than $4.9 million have been snowballed from the 3 previous TOTO draws on 6, 9 and 13 Jan.
That, combined with the reunion draw prize of 5 million, brought the Group 1 prize to nearly $10 million.
The 3 prior draws did not result in any Group 1 winners, so the winnings have been carried over to Friday’s (17 Jan) draw.
As there have been 3 consecutive draws without any Group 1 winners, Friday’s (17 Jan) draw will be a ‘cascading‘ one — the prize pool will be paid to the next prize group with winner(s).
The draw will take place at 9.30pm today.
7th largest prize pool since 2014
If the estimated figure is anything to go by, the TOTO jackpot will be the 7th largest in one in history.
The largest ever TOTO jackpot was $13.9 million and happened on 19 Feb 2016.
Brace yourself for snaking queues
With the massive prize pool for today’s draw, brace yourselves for snaking queues outside Singapore Pools outlets islandwide.
That said, only try your luck at authorised shops and do not resort to buying from illegal bookmakers.
You can find the full list of authorised Singapore Pools outlets here. Best of luck!
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