The Hong Kong Lottery, or Mark Six, is one of the city’s most popular legal betting outlets. The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) holds the monopoly on the operation and management of all legal betting venues in the city, and it is also responsible for regulating and licensing the lottery itself.
The game’s odds are relatively low, but it does offer a jackpot of up to HK$8 million. It is an exciting and progressively increasing jackpot, which has drawn many people from around the world to the game.
Mark Six is a simple lottery game where you pick 6 numbers from a pool of 49. If you can get all of the winning numbers for the particular draw, you will win the jackpot prize. The extra number that is picked each time is used to determine the second, fourth and sixth prize tiers.
It costs HK$10 for each entry, and the first prize can reach a massive HK$100 million in a single drawing. If no one wins the jackpot prize in a given draw, the amount will roll over until someone does.
Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways, from online to at authorized HKJC betting agents. You can also buy them in Macau and China, but you must be a citizen of Hong Kong to do so.
The campaign is expected to last up to six months and will be distributed in three waves, starting in March for travelers in Southeast Asia, followed by mainland China in April and a final wave that will go to residents from outside Hong Kong in May. The giveaway scheme is part of the city’s effort to woo tourists back to the international financial hub following a string of travel lockdowns in recent years, first due to civil unrest and then an outbreak of the H7N9 flu.