Lottery Hongkong is an extremely popular lottery game that has been in operation since 1975. It was initially created as a means to battle the illegal lottery games that were rife in China but has grown into one of the world’s most popular lottery games.
Mark Six – The Main Lottery Game
Unlike many other Asian lottery games that use a “Lucky Dip” system which involves selecting the same numbers in different combinations, the Hong Kong Mark Six uses a 6/49 matrix whereby you need to pick 6 numbers from a pool of 49 – all of which are drawn out of a traditional ball drawing machine. This gives you a chance of winning the jackpot which is guaranteed to roll over 3 times each week and can grow incredibly big.
Snowball Draws – Special Mark Six Draws
In addition to the thrice weekly draws that take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – the HKJC runs special “Snowball” draws throughout the year which have much larger jackpot figures. These are normally held on public holidays or during festivals such as Mid-Autumn, Chinese New Year, Easter and Summer attracting a large number of players who are looking to win some of the largest jackpots in Asia.
The Snowball Pool – Another very popular feature of the Hong Kong Mark Six is that a certain percentage of the money that is paid out on every lottery ticket sold goes into a snowball pool. This money is then added to the jackpot fund in the next thrice weekly Mark Six Draw and increases the total jackpot prize even further.