Lottery Hongkong is a jackpot style lottery game that has been played in Hong Kong for many years and is now gaining international recognition. The game is run by the HKJC and it is one of the most popular lotteries in Asia with its progressively increasing jackpot. The HKJC is well known for its charity work and a huge percentage of its profits go to support charitable causes in the community.
Mark Six (Hong Kong) lottery draws take place three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at approximately 9.30pm local time. Players can choose from a range of numbers from 1 to 49 and the odds of winning are one in 13,983,816.
There are two divisions to the game, the first division consists of eighter prizes that pay a minimum of HK$10,000. The second division is for the Mark Six jackpot, which if won can be worth a staggering amount.
The Mark Six jackpot can grow progressively as the prizes for the 8er prize tiers are added on each draw. The prize for the Mark Six jackpot can be won by matching all 6 winning numbers drawn in the draw.
In addition to the regular Mark Six draws, there are also Snowball Draws which can offer a much higher jackpot. The jackpot in a Snowball drawing can be as much as 100 million Hong Kong dollars!
The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department revealed that the box of lottery tickets seized was destined for sale illegally in Macau and mainland China. They believed that each ticket would be resold for a profit of between HK$4 and HK$13.