Lottery Hongkong is a 6/49 lottery with a couple of twists that add to the excitement. It was introduced in 1975 and has been reformed several times since then. Currently, it is a very popular lottery game with a jackpot prize of HK$24 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 50 – quite reasonable in comparison to other national lotteries.
Lotteries are a major source of funds for social welfare services in Hong Kong. The government is trying to lure more punters with improved payouts and new products. The Chinese economy has been slowing down and many consumers are looking for ways to relieve their financial stress. One way is to buy a ticket for the Hong Kong Mark Six draw.
On September 21, Hong Kong Customs officials stopped a river vessel and found 16,000 Mark Six tickets. According to HK01, the tickets were meant to be smuggled to China and Macau. The Customs and Excise Department gave the tickets to the HKJC for review. It found that around 600 were already redeemable for prizes worth HK$70,000.
If you win a prize in a Hong Kong Mark Six draw, the winnings are paid in a cash lump sum or as an airline flight ticket to a destination on Cathay Pacific. Winners can claim their prizes at any off-course HKJC betting branch or at the organization’s main office in Hong Kong. You have 60 days from the date of the draw to make a prize claim.