How to Play the Lottery in Hong Kong and China
If you live in Hong Kong or anywhere else in China, you can play the lottery. But if you want to win, you need to know how the game works and what numbers you should pick.
The Hong Kong Lottery is a popular lottery in China, and you can win prizes by matching six numbers between 1 and 49. The winning numbers are drawn automatically from a machine that also picks the extra number in the draw.
Mark Six is one of the most popular lottery games in Hong Kong, and it’s easy to get involved. The game costs HK$10 per line, and draws take place three times each week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
There’s no minimum purchase, but you need to buy more than one ticket to make it worth your while. There are six prize levels in Mark Six, each with a different prize amount. The final prize level is called the “Snowball,” and the jackpot starts at HK$8 million.
If you win, the HKJC will pay out your prize in cash or by cheque. You have 60 days to claim it.
You can purchase tickets online from authorized lottery retailers, including Coral and TheLotter. These sites accept many payment methods, including PayPal.
Despite the popularity of the lottery, it’s important to understand that playing the lottery can be illegal in some countries, so check local laws before you start. You can find out more about the rules of the Hong Kong lottery in this article.