SINGAPORE – Two punters, who bought their tickets at Tampines Mall and Orchard Plaza, were the lucky winners of the Toto jackpot on Monday January 10th.
The Group 1 prize was $ 10,713,876, so each winner will receive approximately $ 5.36 million.
The winning numbers were 8, 11, 17, 21, 30 and 44, with an additional number of 48.
It comes after winding queues of punters were seen at Singapore Pools outlets on weekends and Monday waiting to buy tickets in hopes of winning the grand prize.
Toto’s top prize snowballed after there were no winners for last Friday’s $ 5 million New Years draw.
The draw took place on Monday at 6.30 p.m.
The Straits Times visited two authorized Singapore Pools retailers, Fatt Chye Heng Trading and Tong Aik Huat, located at Hougang Avenue 3 and Street 61 respectively.
Both had lunchtime queues of 30 to 80 people, with wait times ranging between 15 and 30 minutes.
Yellow tape has been used to mark a 1m safe distance from the ground outside outlets for punters to join in the queue, to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19.
Despite the lack of marking as the queue continued around neighboring Housing Board blocks, punters adhered to safety distancing rules by staying within 1m of each other.
People of all ages were seen in the queue, from the elderly to young adults.
Similar queues were seen in the basement of the Northpoint City Mall in Yishun on Sunday (January 9), the Chinese-language evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported.
Many punters ST spoke to didn’t have high hopes of winning the grand prize, but came just to try their luck.
In Tong Aik Huat, a construction worker who only wanted to be known as Mr. Singam, 42, said he was there to place bets for himself and his friends when he wasn’t only had a 20 minute lunch break.
“I’ve never won an award, but I don’t buy Toto that often – only once every two weeks,” he said.