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Guess where the latest 'lucky' Toto outlets are?

Four punters walked away with more than $1.07 million each in Toto prize money on Monday (Sept 21).

The overnight millionaires shared the jackpot of $4.3 million.

All four had placed bets at different locations islandwide, namely at Blk 446 Clementi Ave 3, Blk 256 Yishun Ring Road, Blk 49 Tanglin Halt Road and Blk 351 Jurong East St 31.

Jurong East seemed to be an auspicious location as three of the 10 betting outlets where the top two Toto prize money came from were located in that estate.

Nex shopping mall is another "hotspot":  An outlet there has seen punters striking the top two prizes six times in less than a year, Shin Min Daily News reported.

Punters queueing to buy tickets for the New Year Toto Draw at People’s Park Centre on Jan 3, 2014. PHOTO: ST FILE

According to the Singapore Pools website, the Nex outlet has seen its customers strike the top prize twice and the second prize four times since Oct 9 last year, when the format for Toto was changed to the current 6-out-of-49 numbers.

An outlet in Blk 685 Hougang St 61 had a total of eight winners - two top prize winners and six second prize winners, while an outlet at Blk Bukit Batok Central had one top prize winner and six second prize winners.

The outlet with the most people hitting the top prize? An outlet at Block 95 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, which has seen three customers hit the top prize so far.

In comparison, the so-called 'lucky' outlet at the 7-Eleven outlet at Blk 102 Yishun Ave 5 had a rather patchy run.

One of its customers won the top prize in June and two people won the second prize last month.

The Yishun store is considered “lucky” according to the Singapore Pools’ website as it has the highest frequency of selling winning tickets for Group 1 and 2 wins, The New Paper reported in 2013.

Sources: Shin Min Daily News, The New Paper

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