Hong Kong Lottery
During the first few months of its existence, Hong Kong’s lottery was able to sell over 1.71 million tickets. The proceeds from the ticket sales were used for various purposes, including the repair of public schools.
The system of the Hong Kong lottery is composed of two main components. The first is the six-number lottery game, which is known as the Mark Six. The game features six main numbers and one bonus ball. A player must match all of the six numbers in order to win the jackpot.
In addition to the jackpot, the Mark Six game has several other prizes, including a third division prize and a second division prize. These prizes vary in size, with the largest being HKD$100 million. The prizes are added to the jackpot in the next draw.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club administers the lottery. The club published a series of fun facts about the Mark Six.
The lottery was founded in the 1970s to combat the illegal lotteries in China. In the beginning, the game was not very popular. But since the top prize was higher, the market for the lottery grew.
The lottery has a minimum jackpot of $8 million and the odds of winning are about one in thirteen million. It is organized by the Multi-State Lottery Association.
In the Mark Six game, players choose six numbers from a pool of 49. The jackpot is awarded if a player matches all of the six numbers in the correct order. If a player matches just five of the six numbers, he or she will receive a second-tier prize. A third-tier prize is awarded if a player matches just four of the six numbers.