After 40 years, the
Singapore Sweep is finally getting a major makeover. A very popular
traditional lottery game, Sweep had its beginnings in 1966, when the
Singapore Sweep tickets were priced at $1 for a top prize of $350,000.
Today, the monthly jackpot is worth $2million.
While the price of the new Sweep ticket remains unchanged, at $3
(including GST), the new Sweep offers significant new features:
4 Draws Instead Of 1
new Sweep, the customer does not have to wait a whole month before
he finds out if he has won a prize. Each Sweep ticket allows a
person to participate in 4 draws, 1 draw a week, 4 weeks in a row.
Bonus 4D Game
are 3 Bonus 4D and 1 Sweep game in every Singapore Sweep ticket.
Each Bonus 4D game is linked to a specific Wednesday 4D draw. Every
Bonus 4D game has 6,900 prizes worth $60 each and 25 prizes worth
4 Times More Prizes
number of prizes available to be won from each Singapore Sweep
ticket will increase from 6,803 to 27,808.
12% Increase In Total
total prize value increased from $4.3million to almost
Each Sweep ticket has 4 separate portions. The top-most portion carries
the 7-digit number for the Sweep game. The three lower portions contain
the Bonus 4D game. For each of the lower portions, the customer must
scratch off the Bonus 4D portion to reveal a 4-digit number. Match the
revealed numbers against the specific Wednesday 4D Draw results if there
is a match, the customer wins a prize.
Singapore Pools expects customers to respond well to the new Sweep. A
Pools spokesperson said, ＾Over the years, we periodically receive
suggestions from customers to improve the prize structure and design.
We worked with many ideas before arriving at this new format. The New
Singapore Sweep game allows customers to play more times without
spending more money. We hope the new game format will appeal to
customers who may otherwise turn to illegal operators to attain their
On Sale 2 March 2006
The new Sweep will be available at all Singapore Pools Branches and
authorized retailers starting from Thursday, 2 March 2006.
Over the years, the Sweep, which is a passive lottery with pre-printed
tickets, has found a role as an income source for disabled and
financially distressed persons who ply the streets selling the tickets.
We hope that they will find it easier to sell the New Sweep and earn
more commissions. .
Press Release 27 Feb 2006