09 February 2016

To Toto, or to Toto not?

So I speculated over Chinese New Year (see What is it with Chinese New Year?), throwing good money over the wall, hoping to strike a million or two. Of course, I came away empty handed, again. Even with a couple of System-7 bets, I came away with only 3 pairs of hits. Not even the lowest of lowest prize. "Phooi". As an old friend would have said, "Ka na sai!"

Oops, not supposed to say such things on Chinese New Year eh? If it's any consolation, nobody came away a millionaire on Chinese New Year either. But that's just equal misery. Not helpful.

The prize money has snowballed into a $7 million affair for the next draw on Thursday. Looks like another series of long snaking queues at Toto shops over the next few days. Shall I? Bad for productivity.

Just out of curiosity, where do all the profits from Singapore Pools go to anyway? I don't have certainty but it looks like it ends up with the Tote Board. As do all those casino levies and Turf Club and such. Tote Board then donates to numerous social beneficiaries, such as the arts, sports, education, health and communities. Sounds like a good thing, worthy causes. Guess we're contributing to social good.

Oh, my earlier bet was $35. Guess I could have had a good high tea instead?

What is it with Chinese New Year?


Createwealth8888 said...

Following CNY tradition. Need to gamble a bit. Hee Hee!

Lizardo said...


Looks like I have fulfilled tradition! Have you?

Createwealth8888 said...

Bought Group ToTo for Four (with three other colleagues) this afternoon plus my own personal punt.

Lizardo said...

The deed is done!