Lottery Hongkong Basics

Lottery Hongkong is one of the world’s most popular lottery games and it can be played from anywhere in the world. However, it is important to know some of the basics about the game so you can be more successful when playing.

The Hong Kong Lottery was launched in 1975 and has been steadily increasing in popularity ever since, with more than a million people playing the game every week. It costs HK$10 to participate, and prizes are awarded on a regular basis throughout the year. There are also special “snowball” draws that offer bigger prizes.

Mark Six (Zi Bao ) is the biggest lottery in Hong Kong, and it is held three times per week. It has a jackpot of HK$120,000 and offers prizes on prize levels 2 to 6. There is a seven-number draw, with the extra number being used to determine winners for prize levels 2, 4 and 6.

In addition to its thrice weekly Mark Six draw, the Jockey Club holds special Mark Six “snowball” draws with higher jackpots during public holidays or festivals. These draws are known as the Mid-Autumn Snowball Draw, Chinese New Year Snowball Draw, Easter Snowball Draw and Summer Snowball Draw.

Officials of the Hong Kong Jockey Club take numerous precautions to ensure that the lottery is fair and secure. Employees undergo strict background checks and training, and all balls used in the draw are weighed, measured and examined by X-Ray on a regular basis. In between draws, both the balls and the draw machine are securely locked away to prevent any tampering.