Founded in 1975, Lottery Hongkong is the largest lottery in Hong Kong and a huge part of everyday life for people living in the city. The game is run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and the prize fund – around HK$ 1 Billion every year – is sent to charity to support community projects in the local area.
The Hong Kong lottery consists of six numbers from number one to number 49, as well as an extra number called the ‘special number’ in Chinese and the ‘extra number’ in English. This is drawn from the same machine as the other six numbers.
There are seven prize tiers and a jackpot available to be won, which means the odds of winning are one in 13,983,816. However, to win the jackpot, you must get all 6 numbers right.
The Mark Six lottery is a lottery game organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It was first established in 1975 to battle illegal lottery games that were gaining popularity in China.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club was founded back in 1884 and is the largest horse racing organisation in the world. It is authorised by the Government to run the Hong Kong Mark Six lottery alongside its main business of horse racing. The profits from the lottery go to charitable causes that support communities in Hong Kong and worldwide.