Hong Kong Lottery, or Mark Six, is a popular lottery game in Asia with jackpots that can reach millions of dollars. The lottery works like any other: players choose a combination of numbers between 1 and 49 and a machine picks the winning ones at random.
In addition to choosing the number of numbers you want to play, you can also add a bonus ball to increase your chances of hitting the jackpot. The results of the lottery are broadcast live on television so that no one can manipulate them, and winners have 60 days to claim their prize in a tax-free lump sum. You can buy tickets at HKJC branches and the main office in Hong Kong, or online through the HKJC website or mobile app.
Customs officers have been assigned to manually check a shipment of Mark Six tickets, and so far about 600 of them have won prizes worth tens of thousands of dollars. The Customs and Excise Department is holding the tickets while authorities figure out how to proceed.
However, some people are concerned that the lottery frenzy could lead to addiction. They argue that people who don’t gamble often see lottery wins as a way to get rich quickly, and that overemphasis on Mark Six could give them false hope that it’s easy to win big. And if they do win, they may become addicted to gambling and lose money that could have been used to support families or other priorities.