Thousands of tickets were sold in Hong Kong before the July 7 draw. The Mark Six lottery has a minimum jackpot of $8 million and a maximum jackpot of HKD$100 million. The highest jackpot is won when all six numbers are matched. The jackpot is divided among the winners. The first division prize is HK$800 million and the second division prize is HK$100 million.
The lottery is administered by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). The Mark Six game has six winning numbers. A player picks six numbers from a pool of 49.
The jackpot prize is added on until a winner takes all of it. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in thirteen million. It is similar to the 6/49 lottery game. It is also a scratch-off game.
The Hong Kong lottery was introduced in 1993. It was intended to combat illegal lottery games in China. The lottery also promotes education in Hong Kong. The proceeds from the lottery are used to repair public schools. It also helps reduce class size ratios for young children.
Lottery tickets are available in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Smugglers have been arrested and tickets sent to China are being intercepted. The smugglers are in police custody and will stand trial for their undeclared goods.
The Hong Kong lottery website allows players to play from their computers or mobile devices. It also offers free games. The website is easy to use and doesn’t require a bank account. It also allows players to check their winnings by email.