Lottery Hongkong is the main lottery game found in Hong Kong and is run by the HKJC – the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It is a non-profit organisation that generates valuable funding for community projects and charities throughout the region and it accounts for around 6.5% of the government’s taxes collected each year.
Unlike other lotteries that use a separate lottery machine to pick the final number (called an “extra” or “special” number in China), the Mark Six jackpot is automatically drawn from a traditional ball drawing machine that contains 49 numbers, starting with 1 and going up to 49. The winning numbers are then redrawn three times every week and the extra number is used to determine the winner of prize levels 2, 4 and 6 on each draw.
The Mark Six jackpot is an incredibly popular lotto game and it has a progressive growing jackpot that attracts players from all over the world. The jackpot starts at HK$ 8 MILLION and rolls over 3 times per week and can grow to as much as 100 million Hong Kong dollars.
Snowball draws are another option for Mark Six players. These are a special type of draw that are created by the HKJC and feature larger 1st division prizes. These draws are often based on public holidays or festivals and the proceeds from sales of tickets go into a Snowball Pool that is then added to the first division prize.