The Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery is run and organised by the Hong Kong Jockey club, it isn’t however anything to do with horse-racing at all, just like other lottery draws around the world it’s a game of chance based on numbers. Like many typical lottery games from around the world, this Asia National Lottery game requires players to match six numbers from a possible 49.
The Hong Kong Mark Six lottery was launched by the Hong Kong Jockey Club back in 1975 and since then has gone from strength to strength. When launched the Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery required players to choose six from fourteen possible numbers and draws in the lottery were held once weekly. Times have moved on since then as this Asia National Lottery has grown and now holds three lottery draws every single week.
Funds raised in the Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery are distributed among charitable organisations and taxes are also paid to the government. This put this popular Asia Lottery alongside many others in the world.
Funds from the Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery are distributed between four main areas:
- Lottery Duty – Paid to the government in taxes – 25%
- Lotteries Fund – For community social welfare projects – 15%
- Commission – Paid to cover operating costs of the Hong Kong Jockey Club – Six%
- Prize Money – The amount that goes back to the public in prize money – 54%
That 54% going back into Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery prizes is a whole 9% higher than the prize fund for the UK Lotto, this may come as no surprise considering that the lottery is run by the Hong Kong Jockey club – an organisation involved in gambling in the country since 184Six when the first ever race meeting was held in Happy Valley, an area which is virtually the only flat land on the Island.
Since then the Jockey club are going from strength to strength with a popular lottery and regulated football betting as another string to their bow.