10 Facts About the $12m Hong Bao Draw on 22 Feb That S’poreans Should Know About

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22 February 2019 may yet prove to be the biggest day of one of our lives.

If one of us wins the Hong Bao Draw that is.

Else, it would just be another ordinary Friday, with dreaded work-Monday looming, and an all-too-quick weekend passing us by.

That said, here are 10 Facts about the $12m Hong Bao Draw on 22 February.

1. The Draw

The draw, like it has been for the last few years, will be taking place at Singapore Pools Building, 210 Middle Road, on 22 February 2019, 9:30 p.m.

According to my colleagues who have been there, it is said that western gnomes cart physical bet slips on eastern zodiac pigs in and around the building (Editor’s note: I, too, don’t understand wtf the writer is writing about, but it sounds huat so I’m leaving it in).

Their ceiling fan blades are purportedly made of gold too, and with every orbit of the fans’ blades, bedazzling light will hit your eyes, letting you see gold, literally (Editor’s note:I think he’s just drunk).

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2. Lion Dance Performance

Singaporeans love their freebies right?

To help you get into the mood (and hopefully splash more cash), Singapore Pools is offering Lion Dance Performances at these venues below throughout 22 Feb.

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If you happen to be around one of these outlets, feel free to pop by for the performance, bets not included.

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3. Packs permutations

Just so you know and believe in “luck,” three kinds of “Lucky” packs will be sold for the draw.

These are:

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While the $10 and $20 packs will be sold from 18 Feb onwards, the $228 pack is already and has been on sale since 25 January.

Additionally, the $228 packs contain tickets from outlets which have provided past winners. They are:

  • 7-Eleven Eunos Crescent
  • NTUC Fairprice Ang Mo Kio Hypermart
  • NTUC Fairprice Serangoon Central Hypermart
  • SPPL IMM
  • SPPL Jurong West N5
  • SPPL Livewire Marina Bay Sand
  • SPPL Suntec City
  • SPPL Tanjong Pagar
  • Tong Aik Huat
  • Wanrise Trading

You may reserve the pack from their website, which can then be collected from a listed outlet between 20 February to 21 February.

4. Previous Winning Entries

Speaking of winning entries, 2018’s Hong Bao Draw was split between 2 entries.

The numbers were 37, 40, 31, 24, 28, 49 and 29 being the additional number.

One winner won half of the total amount, and another was an iToto entry which was split among 28 shares.

In 2017, four winners shared the price.

5. Chances of winning this Toto

Suffice to say, it’s blardy little. How little? According to my colleague who has won it a total of zero times: “It’s not bad ar, chances are 1 in 14 million. Not bad considering how a 1 in 14 million chance is better than a 1 in 15 million chance right?”

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