1969: Once known as the Big Sweep, the first Singapore Sweep was held by Singapore Pools in 1969 to raise funds for the construction of our first National Stadium. Each ticket cost $1 and the first prize was $400,000 then. The game contributed $14.5 million to the construction cost over a few years, till 1973.
1981: The first prize increased to $600,000.
1982: The first prize amount was further increased to $1 million and the ticket price to $2.
1986: Singapore Pools gave $45 million to the construction of Singapore Indoor Stadium over three years.
1995: The prize structure was revised to include more prizes, including a Premium Prize worth a minimum of $99,000, and the possibility of snowballing.
1998: The game was relaunched with a new prize structure, raising the Premium Prize to a minimum of $200,000. All net proceeds of the game were pledged to the construction of the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
2004: The first prize doubled to $2 million.
2013: The first prize amount progressively increased to the $2.3 million prize today.
There is a one-in-eleven chance of winning a prize in a Singapore Sweep draw.
|Prize Category||Odds of Winning for Each Ticket|
|First Prize||1 in 3,500,000|
|Second Prize||1 in 3,500,000|
|Third Prize||1 in 3,500,000|
|Jackpot Prize||1 in 350,000|
|Lucky Prize||1 in 350,000|
|Gift Prize||1 in 116,667|
|Consolation Prize||1 in 116,667|
|Participation Prize||1 in 70,000|
|Any Prize||1 in 11|
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