The Hello Hong Kong flight lottery is open to every holidaymaker who can prove they’re planning to visit the city for 90 days or less. The prize is a roundtrip ticket on Cathay Pacific, and travelers will be assigned tickets in three waves. The first wave will be announced on March 1, the second on March 23, and the third on April 15.
In order to win the Hong Kong Mark Six jackpot, players must choose 6 numbers between 1 and 49. A bonus ball is also drawn, and if all of the selected numbers are correct, you’ll win the jackpot!
There is a demand for Hong Kong Mark Six tickets in mainland China and Macau because of the relatively high top prizes. Tickets are typically resold and generate profits of HK$10 to HK$13 per ticket. The proceeds from the lottery are used for a variety of taxes and purposes in Hong Kong, and 54% of total bets go towards the Prize Fund.
While Hong Kong’s borders reopened in January and mandatory quarantine for new arrivals was dropped last year, the city’s tourism industry has struggled to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Many skeptics have noted that these relief measures come much later than those in other major cities, which aligned themselves with mainland China’s strict zero-Covid policy, and that it will take time for the region to build up its visitor numbers.