Lottery Hongkong is a popular lottery game that allows players to win big prizes. The game is governed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau. The lottery is regulated to prevent problem gambling and has strict controls in place. Despite this, some people still gamble recklessly. The lottery has also helped many poor people escape poverty.
The Hong Kong Mark 6 lottery is run by the HKJC Lotteries Limited, which is a subsidiary of the world famous Hong Kong Jockey Club. The HKJC is a non-profit organization and all surplus profits go to community projects and charities in the city of Hong Kong. They are one of the largest tax payers in the city and contribute over HK$1 Billion to charitable causes every year.
In addition to the regular thrice weekly Mark Six draws, HKJC Lotteries hold special “Snowball Draws” throughout the year that have much bigger jackpot prizes. These are usually held on public holidays and during special events like Mid-Autumn, Chinese New Year, Summer, Easter and Christmas. The Snowball draws are made possible by a portion of the profits from the regular Match Six drawings that are placed into the Snowball prize pool.
For a player to be eligible to win the top prize of HK$100 Million, they must match all six numbers and the bonus ball in a single draw. There are other smaller prizes for matching fewer numbers. Alternatively, players can choose Quick Pick with the computer selecting the numbers for them. This option is similar to the Lucky Dip feature used in the UK National Lottery or Europe’s EuroMillions, and is available in all authorised lottery betting outlets.