Mark Six Lottery
The Hong Kong Mark Six lottery is the principal lottery game found in Hong Kong and is run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club – founded back in 1884 – one of the largest horse racing organizations in the world. The HKJC is authorized by the Hong Kong Government to operate the Mark Six alongside its primary business of horse racing – the most popular spectator sport throughout Hong Kong.
It is a non-profit organisation and donates approximately HK $1 billion annually, making them one of the most important philanthropic contributors worldwide. It is also the largest tax payer in Hong Kong and accounts for about 6.5% of all taxes collected by the Government.
Jackpot prizes start at a minimum of HK$ 8 million but with 3 potential rollover draws every week it can easily rise in size – some incredibly large jackpot figures have been won!
Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 50 – fairly good odds for a lottery game of this size. Prizes are paid out in two ways – cash lump sum or a cheque.
The Mark Six lottery is run by the Hong Kong Jockey club which is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1884 and is responsible for the operation of horse races, lotteries, betting and other related activities in Hong Kong. The HKJC is a major philanthropic contributor to Hong Kong and has been instrumental in persuading the Hong Kong Government to pass the Gambling (Amendment) Bill 2002, which makes it a criminal offence for a player to place bets with an unauthorised bookmaker in Hong Kong.