If you live in Hong Kong or wish to play the lottery, you can do so at the official website of Lottery Hongkong. It accepts several forms of payment and features instant play. It also has tips and FAQs. The site is also mobile friendly, so you can play the lotto from your smartphone.
Lottery Hongkong offers three different draws a week. The most popular draw is the Mark Six Lottery. Playing is as simple as choosing six numbers from a pool of 49, with a minimum bet of HK$10. If you match all six numbers, you win the jackpot. Winners are awarded cash prizes, and they have 60 days from the drawing to claim them.
The proceeds of the lottery in Hong Kong are used to improve public education. The lottery also funds repairs to public schools. Besides prizes, Lottery Hongkong also offers special events, like the Snowball Draw. In addition to the usual Match Six drawings, the Snowball Draw is held on special occasions and public holidays. Snowball jackpots are sometimes as high as 100 million Hong Kong dollars.
Smuggling lottery tickets has become a lucrative business. A recent shipment of lottery tickets contained smartphones, tablets, and other electronic goods. The entire shipment was worth more than $1 million, not counting the taxes. It was intercepted for the third time since June. Around 6,000 phones were seized by the authorities. The smugglers are in police custody and will be prosecuted.