Lottery Hongkong is a popular lottery that follows the 6/49 format and offers multiple ways to win big prizes every week. It is regulated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and all proceeds are used for charitable causes. The game is easy to play, and players can even increase their chances of winning by using some simple strategies.
In a recent case, Customs officers discovered smuggled Mark Six tickets on board a boat that was trying to leave the country for Macau and mainland China. They seized more than 16,000 tickets worth nearly $200,000 in face value. Customs officials are now seeking legal advice to see if they can confiscate the tickets and how the money will be distributed.
The HKJC is very careful about ensuring that the draws are fair. Employees from the security and customer service departments regularly check and test everything related to the draw, including boxes, balls and a machine that picks the numbers. They also X-ray all the balls and ensure that the same set of balls is not used for two consecutive draws.
The HKJC has also introduced a new bonus feature called Quick Pick, which is similar to the Lucky Dip option offered in most European and USA lottery games. The machine randomly selects a combination of seven numbers for you, so there’s a higher chance of winning the jackpot. If you want to try your luck at the lottery, you can enter the lottery online and get free air tickets to Hong Kong if you win!