Hong Kong lottery is a popular pastime that provides hope and joy for millions of residents. It’s not for the faint of heart, and tales of addiction are rampant, but the majority play responsibly. Annual per capita lottery spending nears HK$3000, six times higher than in Singapore, reflecting a culture of daring to dream.
The mark six results are announced live on television and online after each draw, which takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, or non-racing Saturday (depending on the racing calendar). A ticket costs HK$10.
If no one wins the first two prizes, the money that would have been paid out to the winners is added to the jackpot for the next drawing. This process continues until someone wins the pool, which can build up to a massive size (e.g., HK$100 million) on certain draws, known as Snowball Draws.
During the last draw on July 7 at City Hall, there were more than 1.71 million tickets sold before sales closed the day before. According to the South China Morning Post, a breathless crowd watched as the winning numbers were drawn.
If you’re interested in playing the hongkong lottery, you can do so on Live HK, which offers lightning-fast results and aligns them seamlessly with official HK pools data. You can also use the site to get a history of past winners and hot and cold numbers, so you’ll have a better idea of your chances of winning.