Learn The Basics of 4D Lottery and How to Play
4D or 4-digits is one of the lotteries available in Singapore besides Toto and Singapore Sweep. Offered by Singapore Pools, the 4D game might seem simple at first glance, but many do not know how to play 4D. Whether you are an avid gambler or someone who is just wanting to try your luck, 4D is a great game as a 4D ticket costs as low as SG$ 1, an amount that is already inclusive of GST, but gives you the opportunity to win thousands in cash prize. This article covers all the basics on how you can get started on playing 4D.
How To Play 4D
To play the 4D lottery in Singapore, select 4D numbers ranging from 0000 to 9999 such as “1234”. If your numbers match the results drawn, you win a cash prize. Results are drawn every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
4D Bet Types
There are several different bet types when it comes to the 4D lottery in Singapore. To place bets, start with choosing the type of bet you want.
With ordinary bets, your numbers will win if your combination matches any of the winning numbers in the same order.
With the “roll” option, it means you get to choose one rolling digit with any number. For example, if you are buying 123R, the “R” in this sequence denotes any digit from 0 to 9. This means you will win a prize if there is any winning number beginning with 123 no matter what the last digit is. When betting, you can substitute the R in any of the four digits.
System Entry & iBet
Both system entry and iBet means that you are placing a bet on all the possible permutations for a 4 digit number. This means if you are buying the number 1234, there are 24 unique combinations such as 4321, 3214, 3241, and more. Meanwhile a number such as 1222 only has 4 combinations (1222, 2122, 2212, 2221). The only difference between the system entry and iBet options are the costs of the bet and prize amount as seen on the chart below:
|Number Combinations||System Entry Minimum Bet||iBet Minimum Bet|
|1234 (24 combinations)||$24||$1|
|1123 (12 combinations)||$12||$1|
|1122 (6 combinations)||$6||$1|
|1112 (4 combinations)||$4||$1|
If you are feeling lucky or do not have any numbers in mind, you can select Quick Pick to let the system generate a random number for you.
4D Draw Days
With winning numbers drawn every Wednesday, Saturdays, and Sundays at 6.30 pm sharp, lottery players can check the 4D results online at official lottery sites or at the nearest Singapore Pools outlet. Make sure that you are betting on the specific day you want the results drawn on.
Decide On 4D Digits and Betting Amount
After deciding on the bet type and draw days, select the 4 digits you want and indicate how much you will be betting on those numbers. Here, there are two options:
An ordinary big bet costs SG$ 1 with the 1st prize payout of SG$ 2,000. You will win a prize as long as your number appears in any of the prize categories. There are five prize categories: 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize, 10 starter prizes, and 10 consolation prizes.
An ordinary small bet costs SG$ 1 with the first prize winning you SG$ 3,000. Although the small bet wins you a higher prize amount, you only win if your number appears in the top three prize categories.
Big Bet Vs Small Bet
In 4D, although there are several different types of bet available, you will still ultimately have to decide if you want to place a big bet or small bet. The only difference between these two bets are the prize categories you are betting on. In the big bet, you are betting that your number will match one of the winning numbers in all the prize categories.
Meanwhile, the small bet means you are only betting that your number will match the top three prize categories. Although the betting amount remains the same, understandably, the prize money for small bets are higher as the odds of winning are lower.
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4D is a lottery game in Singapore where players can bet on 4 numbers. Meanwhile, Toto requires players to have 6 matching numbers from a pool of numbers 1 to 49 while Singapore Sweep is a lottery system for players to bet on 7 numbers. 3D games have the same concept as 4D games but players will be betting on 3 numbers. If you would like to buy a 4D ticket, you can do this online on Singapore Pools’ website or at a Singapore pools physical outlet.