How to Play the Hong Kong Lottery

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The Hong Kong lottery is one of the most popular and widely played lotteries in Asia. It is run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club which was established in 1884 and ranks among the world’s oldest non-profit organizations. It also organizes horse racing and other sports events in Hong Kong.

The HKJC is a leading player in the horse racing industry and is the principal lottery operator in Hong Kong. The proceeds generated by the Hong Kong lottery are used to fund various charitable and community projects throughout the city. These include education, sports, healthy living, employment, opportunities, entertainment and games plus promoting social welfare and community service.

Mark Six – The Hong Kong Lottery Game

The Mark 6 is the most popular lottery game in Hong Kong and is available at all authorised HKJC retailers throughout the city. It is very simple to play and involves selecting 6 numbers from a pool of 49. The winning numbers are drawn 3 times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 9:30 pm (Hong Kong time).

Jackpots & Prize Tiers

The jackpot prize in the Mark Six lottery starts off at HK$ 8 MILLION and rolls over with each draw. Unlike many other lotteries the Mark Six has no cap on how much it can grow over time – which has seen some huge Mark 6 jackpots being won.

Quick Pick facility

The Hong Kong Lottery has a Quick Pick facility similar to the UK National lottery or Europe’s EuroMillions and nearly all USA lottery games where you can ask your HKJC agent or computer to randomly select all of your numbers for you. This is an incredibly safe way to play the lottery as the HKJC agents are trained professionals and will never sell you a ticket without your consent.