The Hong Kong lottery is a great way to win money. It is legal and regulated by the government so you can be sure that it is fair and transparent. It is also affordable and you can play it from anywhere.
Despite being one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, Hong Kong has suffered severe economic setbacks over the past few years. From the civil unrest in 2019 to the pandemic and one of the world’s strictest travel lockdowns, tourism has been a huge drag on the city’s economy.
But the government is stepping up its efforts to attract tourists back, including the launch of a lottery that will give away one million vouchers worth around $12 each. This will include discounts on everything from food, drinks and transport to hotels and attractions.
It is estimated that a single ticket can cost up to PS500 from London or $1,000 from the west coast of the United States, but it’s still worth it for Hong Kong’s economy. This giveaway scheme is part of a wider plan to lure tourists back from abroad, especially as the country’s economic growth has been lagging behind other parts of Asia in recent months.
In a bid to boost the economy, the government has also introduced new taxes, including a tax on electronic goods. But the move has made life harder for the local lottery industry.
It was a surprise when the Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong came across a boat filled with lottery tickets that were on their way to Macau and Mainland China. The authorities were unsure what motivated the smugglers, but they suspected that the higher first prize for the lottery could make it attractive for buyers in those regions.