Lottery Hongkong is one of the most popular lottery games in Asia. It follows the same format as other 6/49 lotteries out there, but also offers a few extra features. Players can win big jackpots and many other prizes by matching six numbers out of 49. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 13,983,816.
HK lottery is organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and was first introduced in September of 1975. Over the years, it has been reformed several times, including adding an extra number to each drawing. The current version of the lottery consists of six main numbers and an extra number that is drawn every time. Besides the jackpot, there are five other prize tiers available.
To ensure the fairness of the HK lottery draws, the HKJC has strict procedures in place. Employees from the security and customer service departments check and test all materials used for the draw, including boxes, balls, and the machine itself. The ball set is never reused from one draw to another, and the machine is locked in a safe location after each draw.
The HK lottery is a huge source of revenue for the government, and it supports various social welfare services. For example, in the past, the proceeds of the HK lottery have helped pay for the purchase of over 3,000 homes. Moreover, the lottery funds are used to fund educational programs.