The Hong Kong lottery is a popular game for people to play. It offers prizes of up to HK$8 million and is easy to play online. The website also accepts a variety of payment methods, including credit cards and popular e-wallets.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816 and you can win a prize even if your numbers don’t match the ones drawn. However, it’s best to set a budget and play responsibly.
Mark Six is a lottery organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). It is one of the few forms of gambling in Hong Kong that is legal. Unlike mainland Chinese lotteries, Mark Six is aimed at middle to upper-income Chinese, rather than lower-income workers who account for the majority of ticket purchases.
A Mark Six winner can receive a cash lump sum or a cheque for the prize amount. The HKJC pays out some of the funds it generates through Mark Six to create a Snowball prize pool that can be won in special draws.
Smuggling and the Hong Kong lottery
The customs and excise department seized a boat in waters west of Hong Kong last week, which had been smuggled with around 16,000 lottery tickets. The tickets were believed to be headed for China and Macau, the Hong Kong Observer reports.
Smuggling of lottery tickets is becoming a lucrative business and is increasingly used by criminals to avoid paying taxes. This was the third time since June that officials have intercepted smugglers using inland rivers to move illegal goods.