About Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery

On 5 September 1975, the first version of what is known today as Lottery Hong Kong Mark Six was launched with the primary objective to try and prevent more illegal lotteries from operating. It launched as a 14 number draw, and to win, players had to match the winning numbers in the same order as what the Lottery drew it. This first version wasn’t prevalent as it was almost impossible to win the jackpot, which was worth HK$120,000.


The Lottery adapted its gameplay in 1976 to a 36 number format. A further three changes were made to the style until the Lottery settled on a 49 ball game in 2002. You have seven different chances of winning in each draw. Unlike most other lotteries, the unique number is drawn from the same machine as the first five Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery numbers. 


If nobody wins the first two prizes, the money goes to the jackpot for the next draw. The first prize winner then receives the entire pot. The process continues until somebody wins the pool, and it can build up to a considerable size of almost HKD$100,000,000. The average first prize usually is in the vicinity of HKD$8,000,000.


There’s an additional ‘Snowball Pool’ that’s added to the first prize on selected draws, and they’re known as ‘Snowball Draws.’ It’s on random days as determined by the Lottery and often coincides with unique festivals or public holidays.

Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery FAQ

It has three weekly draws on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If there are significant horse racing events on a Saturday, the Lottery draw moves to Sunday. It takes place at 13:30 GMT.

You can purchase tickets on the Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery app online. Many bookmakers worldwide also sell online tickets. You must select six numbers from one to 49.

Each draw is televised on TVB J2 and is a live show where they broadcast the Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery results. International bookies also live stream the show for participating punters.

On 10 December 2013, a local won a jackpot worth HKD$90,951,590. He/she remained anonymous.

Your chances of winning the jackpot first prize are one in 13,983,816. Your odds of being a Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery winner of any of the prizes is relatively low at one in 54.

You can claim your winnings directly from the Hong Kong Jockey Club via its online app. If you’ve purchased your ticket from an online bookie, you could contact them directly to assist in your claim.

If you have a winning ticket following the results of the Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery draw, you’ll receive a lottery voucher indicating your credit. The outlet where you bought your ticket will validate it with a Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery ticket scanner.

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