Founded in 1884, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the city. It is responsible for organizing lotteries, horse racing and sports events in Hong Kong. It also has a strong influence on the betting industry in the region.
Lottery Hongkong offers a number of exciting games with a variety of jackpots. Players can enter the lottery by using a variety of methods, including online and mobile. The site accepts major credit cards and popular e-wallet services.
Hong Kong Mark Six is a highly popular lottery game in Hong Kong and throughout China. It has seven prize levels and 49 numbers. Participants choose six numbers between 1 and 49, or they can play a Quick Pick for six randomly generated numbers.
The jackpot increases with every draw and the chance of winning a first prize is high. The jackpot has a minimum of $8 million and can reach HK$100 million in some cases.
In addition to its thrice weekly draws, the Hong Kong Jockey Club also holds special Mark Six “Snowball Draws” with bigger jackpots, which attract large participation. These are held on public holidays or during festivals, such as Chinese New Year, Easter, Mid-Autumn and Christmas.
Smuggling Cases and Prize Winning Tickets
Hong Kong Customs recently seized 16,000 Mark Six lottery tickets which were destined for sale illegally in Macau and mainland China. Several of them were already redeemable for prizes totaling around HK$70,000.