Known for its big jackpots and excellent customer service, lottery Hongkong has become the favourite of many people around the world. It offers a number of different prizes for both players and non-players, including cash, cars, luxury vacations, and more.
HK Mark Six Snowball Draws
Throughout the year, the Hong Kong Jockey Club holds special Mark Six “Snowball” draws with larger jackpots. These draws are normally held during public holidays or during festivals, such as Chinese New Year and Easter. These draws often attract a lot of players as the jackpot figures are incredibly high and they can be won by selecting just 6 numbers from a range of 1 to 49.
Mark Six is a 6-out-of-49 matrix game with seven prize levels. The first division prize is won if all six of the chosen numbers match the numbers drawn. The second and third division prizes are won if any of the numbers chosen match the first two numbers drawn. The fourth and fifth division prizes are won if any of the first three numbers and any of the second three numbers are drawn.
The Mark Six is one of the most popular lottery games in China and has been run by Hong Kong for over 40 years, making it the longest running lottery in the country. However, it is still illegal in mainland China.
Smuggling of Lottery Tickets in Hongkong
The Hong Kong customs department recently seized 16K Mark Six lottery tickets on a boat that was heading out of the city into forbidden territory. They suspect the tickets may have been sent to Macau or Mainland China for use in the game. The customs officials have not yet decided how to proceed with the seized tickets.