Lottery Hongkong is a lottery game that has been around for over 30 years. It is regulated and offers players a good chance of winning big prizes. The game is popular amongst Asian countries and it has a large following. Despite its popularity, there are some concerns about its legality. Nevertheless, it is still considered to be a safe form of gambling.
To win the prize, you must pick six numbers from 1 to 49. These numbers will be drawn from a pool that is larger than most lotteries. There are also different types of bets you can place, including Forecast (Er Zhong Cai), Tierce (San Zhong Cai), Double (Zi Bao) and Treble (San Bao). The odds of winning the top prize are one in 13,983,816.
In addition to the thrice-weekly draws, the Hong Kong Jockey Club also holds special Mark Six “Snowball” drawings during special events. These draws have higher jackpots and attract more participants. During these draws, a percentage of the overall spending on tickets is put into a Snowball pool and added to the jackpot amount.
Travelers interested in visiting Hong Kong can register their names in the free flight ticket lottery starting March 1. The first batch of free flights will be allocated to people from Southeast Asia. The lottery will open to mainland China residents on April 1, and then to residents in the rest of the world on May 1. This campaign is expected to drive tourism to Hong Kong, as it will encourage travelers to visit with friends or family members.