Lottery Hongkong is one of the world’s largest lottery games. It is run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, a non-profit business that manages betting, horse racing and sports entertainment across Asia.
The lottery is a popular way to win cash and prizes in Hong Kong, with winners taking home a first prize of up to HK$80 million or more. The lottery is based on six numbers selected from a pool of 49, with the last number automatically picked by a machine.
It is possible to play the lottery online through a variety of payment methods, including popular e-wallets like PayPal and Visa. The Lottery Hongkong website also offers a free mobile app that makes it easy to participate in the lottery from anywhere in the world.
Smuggling of lottery tickets is becoming a major problem for China. According to Chinese media outlet HK01, officials seized more than 16,000 Mark Six tickets in an anti-smuggling operation last week.
These tickets were found in a box containing illegally smuggled products, including smartphones and tablets. The smugglers are expected to stand trial for their crimes.
They were discovered by customs officers in the waters west of Hong Kong last Wednesday. The tickets had been generated by computer and were worth HK$330,000.
The Department of Customs and Excise enlisted the help of the Hong Kong Jockey Club to check the tickets, which turned out to be winners. About 600 of the tickets had already won prizes, ranging from tens of thousands of HK dollars to HK$70,000.