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Every day during his lunch break, Shen Bin buys three lottery tickets in a brightly lit store on a busy street in Shenzhen, a booming metropolis near Hong Kong. Then he watches his numbers flash on large television screens suspended from the ceiling. Although Shen has never won the top prize, he says it doesn’t matter because the money goes to charity.
Shen is among the millions of people in China who play the popular Mark Six lottery, a game run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Established in 1884, HKJC ranks as one of the oldest non-profit organizations and is responsible for horse racing, betting, and other gambling and sports activities. It is also the biggest taxpayer in Hong Kong and accounts for over 6.5% of its tax revenues.
The HKJC Mark Six is played using a 6/49 matrix, which means that winners must match all six of the numbers drawn in each drawing to be eligible for the first division prize. The jackpot starts at a guaranteed HK$ 8 million and has been known to grow rapidly over time. It has the added benefit of having 3 potential rollover draws each week.
According to HK01, a Chinese media outlet, smugglers have been buying up huge numbers of Mark Six tickets in Hong Kong and then selling them to Macau and mainland China for a handsome profit. The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department believes that each ticket could be resold for a profit of HK$4 to HK$13 per sale, which is a good deal for the low-priced tickets.