Lottery Hongkong is managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and has several different games. The most popular game is the Mark Six lottery, which draws twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The winning numbers are announced on TV and online. The game has seven prize levels and 49 numbers that can win you a prize. The jackpot for each draw is HKD$10 million. If no one wins the top prize, the money goes into the next round of prizes.
The biggest giveaway in the Hello Hong Kong campaign is the free flights, which will be offered to travelers from around the world. Those who want to try their luck at winning free flights can visit the World of Winners splash page starting March 1 and sign up for the flight ticket lottery. The first round of tickets will be offered to residents in Southeast Asia, followed by a second round for those living in mainland China and a third for people from the rest of the world.
The free flights are just part of a broader strategy to bring in tourists to the city. Officials also plan vouchers and other incentives to lure visitors back. Optimists hope the free flight giveaway will have a ripple effect, encouraging families to travel together and further boost tourism. But skeptics say the city is playing catch-up with other destinations in an intensely competitive global market.