Changes to TOTO Cascade Draw
Instead of the TOTO Jackpot snowballing up to the fourth draw, a cascade draw will take place if there is a second consecutive draw without a Group 1 Prize winner. The prize money will be cascaded to the next prize group with winner(s) and shared equally. This is in line with tighter social distancing measures at outlets, effective until further notice.
Why are there changes to the cascade draw?
This is implemented as part of precautionary measures in view of COVID-19 to limit crowds at the outlets.
Is this a permanent change?
The change will be in place with immediate effect, until further notice.
Does it affect the first draw?
No, the TOTO Group 1 Prize for the first draw remains at the minimum guaranteed amount of $1m.
What's the biggest estimated Jackpot with these changes?
The Jackpot will not snowball beyond the second consecutive draw, estimated at $2.4m.
Any changes to other parts of the game?
Apart for the changes to the cascade draw there are no changes to other aspects of TOTO.
What time does sales end on the day of the cascade draw?
It ends 6pm instead of 9pm. Draw will be conducted at 6.30pm.
Does it affect buying for advance draws and TOTO subscription?
No, you may still buy in advance, including via TOTO subscription.
How does this help with the crowding situation at outlets?
Typically crowds tend to build up at outlets with bigger TOTO Jackpot amounts. This is to prevent over-crowding at our outlets, effective until further notice.