The Hong Kong lottery has large jackpots and great odds of winning. Players can play the lottery online or from retail locations. It is free to play, and the website allows players to purchase tickets in a few minutes. The website also provides a newsletter and mobile apps. However, before you start playing, it is important to review the rules. By doing so, you can avoid making any costly mistakes.
Hong Kong lottery players must match six numbers from a pool of 49 to win the jackpot. The jackpot prize is HK$8 million, and the prize is paid to the player who matches all six numbers. If one or more of these numbers do not match, the player falls into the second or third prize tiers. Players can also sign up for e-mails about lottery results to stay updated. You can also use the same ticket to play multiple games. This will increase your chances of winning multiple prizes.
In the lottery, the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 13,983,816. These odds are similar to most 6/49 lotto games. While the jackpot is small, the amount of money is potentially huge. Each time the jackpot is unclaimed, it rolls over to the next draw. This process repeats until a winner is found. This can lead to huge jackpots that are worth HKD$100 million or even more.