Lottery Hongkong

Lottery Hongkong is one of the most popular games in Hong Kong and has gained recognition worldwide. The game is organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is a 6/49 lottery format with three draws each week. The top prize is HK$24 million and there are also lower division prizes. The winning numbers are drawn in City Hall and bets are accepted until about 15 minutes before the televised draw.

The HKJC, established in 1884, is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Hong Kong and is responsible for horse racing events, sports betting and lotteries. Its lottery revenues contribute significantly to social welfare activities. The HKJC has a reputation for integrity and honesty, despite accusations of corruption from some political opponents.

All lottery tickets sold by the HKJC are subject to auditing and must be submitted for verification. The HKJC also has a number of safety measures in place to ensure the fairness of its games. The odds of winning any prize in Mark Six are approximately 1 in 50, which is very good compared to other national lotteries.

Travelers interested in visiting Hong Kong can begin submitting their names for the flight ticket lottery on March 1. The first round of tickets will go to people from Southeast Asia, then those living in mainland China, and finally residents around the world. Those who do not win will be able to try again in the next lottery cycle.