Mark Six lottery is one of the most popular and widely played lottery games in Asia. The game is organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which is a non-profit organization. It was founded in 1884 and is responsible for horse racing events and also organizes the lottery.
Playing Mark Six is easy, simply select 6 numbers between 1 and 49 or choose a Quick Pick for random numbers. The winning numbers are drawn 3 times a week on TV. Tickets are available until 15 minutes prior to each drawing.
The jackpot prize is won by players who have all 6 of their chosen numbers correct and the odds of doing so are 1 in 13,983,816. This jackpot is regularly worth HK$8 million.
There are 6 different ways to win prizes in the Hong Kong Mark Six – these range from cash lump sums to cheques for prizes of up to 1 million Hong Kong dollars. The prize claim window is 60 days from the date of the draw.
Prizes can be claimed at any HKJC betting branch, but large amounts are paid out at the main HKJC office.
Buying a ticket costs HK$10 and you can bet until the time of the draw, which is approximately 15 minutes before it is broadcast. The thrice weekly draw takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and the jackpot can reach HK$24 million after three rollovers.
In order to be eligible for a prize, you must have a valid HK passport. If you are a citizen of another country, you must also show that you have a valid visa before claiming your prize.