Lottery Hongkong is one of the world’s biggest and most popular lottery games. It was first established in 1975 as a way of battling illegal lottery games that were popular in China at the time. It is now run by the HKJC – one of the world’s largest horse racing organizations – and has become a very popular lottery game throughout the whole of Hong Kong.
The HKJC has a business model that is well respected and admired all over the world because any surplus monies they collect are given to charities and community projects. The HKJC is also the largest single tax payer in Hong Kong and accounts for around 6.5% of all taxes collected by the Government.
Mark Six is a 6/49 lottery style game that is incredibly popular in Hong Kong. It offers players seven different prize tiers with the jackpot being awarded to individuals who get all of their main numbers correct.
You can play the Mark Six lottery in a number of ways, including offline or online. The lottery can be played by people all over the world and the draw takes place twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9pm Hong Kong time.
Across the year, the HKJC will run special Mark Six “Snowball Draws”. These are held in addition to the thrice weekly draws and have bigger jackpots which can often reach the HK$10 million mark.
Snowball draws are a great way to get the chance to win big prizes without having to spend a fortune on tickets. The HKJC will take a certain percentage of all sales and put them into a ‘Snowball Pool’ which is then added to the jackpot for that particular draw, increasing the size of the prize fund for that day.