The Hong Kong Mark Six lottery is one of the most popular in Asia. It is easy to play and offers a great jackpot. It also has a few twists that make it interesting.
The lottery draw is held at HKJC’s headquarters and the results are published immediately after the draw is over. To ensure fairness, employees from the security and customer service departments rigorously test all materials used for the draw, including the boxes and balls, on a regular basis. Additionally, the machines and ball bags are locked in a safe location following each draw.
HKJC ranks among the world’s oldest non-profit organizations and it is responsible for a variety of charitable activities. Among its activities are organizing horse races, lotteries, sporting and betting events, and fundraising. It is also known for its philanthropic work, and it has donated over HK$50 billion in prize funds since its establishment.
Lotteries promoted and conducted by HKJC are regulated under the Government Lotteries Management Committee, not the Gambling Ordinance. In order to qualify as a ‘lottery’ under the Government Lotteries Regulation, all bets must be placed with an authorized agent. This excludes foreign online operators that provide remote gambling services to customers in Hong Kong. Gambling disputes are handled through civil litigation or arbitration, depending on the amount of the claim. If there is no winner for either the first or second prize, the prizes are added to a jackpot and shared among winners.