Lottery Hongkong is a lottery game regulated by the Government. Lottery tickets can be bought at authorised outlets, including dedicated lottery stores and counters in supermarkets and post offices. They can also be purchased online and via mobile apps provided by authorised agents. The ticket prices range from 2 yuan to 200 yuan, with proceeds supporting sports and welfare charities.
The game works much like other lottery games, with players selecting six numbers from a pool of 49. If all the selected numbers match, the player wins the jackpot. The odds of winning are one in 13.983,816. A player can also win prizes from other tiers, such as the second prize of HK$200,000 or the third prize of HK$10,000.
Aside from the standard 6/49 format, Mark Six has a few twists that make it unique. Firstly, the top prize is always a minimum of HK$8 million. If the jackpot isn’t won during a particular drawing, it rolls over to the next draw. This allows for the accumulating of massive jackpots.
As a result of the high jackpots, there is a demand for Mark Six tickets in mainland China and Macau. Customs officers seized 16,000 Mark Six tickets during an anti-smuggling operation last week. Upon handing over the tickets to the HKJC, they found that about 600 were winners. Customs is consulting the HKJC and the Department of Justice to decide how to deal with the tickets. They could be resold on the black market or used for gambling.