Lottery Hongkong is a game that has been popular in China for years and is one of the few legal gambling games available. It is organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the tickets can be purchased online and from authorized HKJC retailers based in the country.
Playing the Mark Six lottery is easy and fun – just select 6 numbers out of a pool of 49 – and hope to win. You can use the Quick Pick facility – similar to the “Lucky Dip” feature used in the UK National Lottery and Europe’s EuroMillions and nearly all USA Lottery games – or you can request that the HKJC computer or an agent chooses your numbers for you using a random number generator.
Prizes in the Mark Six are divided up into 7 tiers and there is also a jackpot prize which can be won if all six main numbers are drawn. The minimum top prize is HK$8 million and the jackpots can be much larger.
Despite its relatively low odds, the Mark Six jackpot has been won several times and there are 3 rollover draws every week – with some prizes reaching a massive HK$24 million or more! The prize is paid out in cash lump sum or as a cheque, and all winners have 60 days to make a claim.
The proceeds from the Hong Kong Lottery are sent to a range of charities and community projects, including education, sports, healthy living, jobs and employment, entertainment and games, possibilities, and helping and volunteering. The HKJC has also established a scholarship scheme for children.