Whether you’re from China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, or Northeast Asia, there is an opportunity to win free tickets to Hong Kong. All you have to do is register before the contest ends on July 28.
The lottery was first introduced in Hong Kong in 1961. It was the world’s first government-sponsored lottery, and the jackpots were much higher than today’s. The minimum top prize was HK$8 million. The winner must match all six numbers drawn to claim the prize. If no winner is found, the prize sum rolls over to the next drawing.
There is a demand for Lottery Hongkong tickets in mainland China and Macau due to the relatively high jackpots. The smuggled tickets could be resold for as much as HK$100,000 each. This was a major motivation for the smuggling operation.
In addition to the regular thrice-weekly draws, the Hong Kong Jockey Club holds special Mark 6 “Snowball Draws” throughout the year with larger jackpots. A percentage of the funds from ticket sales is put into a “Snowball Pool” to increase the jackpot for the draws. These are often held around holidays and festivals such as Mid-Autumn Snowball Draws, Chinese New Year Snowball Draws, Summer Snowball Draws, and Christmas Snowball Draws.
Until now, only people living in Hong Kong were allowed to participate in the Lottery Hongkong, but that is about to change. The XOTTO blockchain lottery will allow players from around the world to participate in the game from their computers or mobile devices.