Lottery Hongkong is a lottery game that was first established in 1975. It is operated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is one of the most popular lottery games in the region. It follows a standard 6/49 format, and players can win the jackpot by matching all six of their numbers. The jackpot has a minimum of HK$24 million, and there are also smaller prizes available for those who match five of the six numbers drawn.
The HKJC has strict rules in place to ensure that the draw is fair and honest. They use employees from the security and customer service departments to check and examine all materials used for the draws, including the balls themselves. They are weighed and examined on a regular basis, and the same set of balls cannot be used in two consecutive draws. In addition, the machines and boxes are locked in a secure location after each drawing.
Smuggling has become a major problem in Hong Kong, with tickets being illegally resold in mainland China and Macau. According to HK01, authorities recently seized a shipment that contained 1.71 million Mark Six tickets worth $1.27 million, and this figure does not include China’s taxes.
Travelers who want to visit Hong Kong can enter the Hello Hong Kong flight ticket lottery on the World of Winners splash page starting March 1 and receive a free air ticket for their trip. The flights are being given away in three waves, with the first going to people living in Southeast Asia from March 1 through April 1, followed by those in mainland China until May 1. Then the campaign opens to residents around the world.