The lottery Hongkong is a popular game in mainland China and Macau. It is played on Tuesdays and Saturdays and offers prizes for a variety of different combinations, including the grand jackpot prize, which has a jackpot of HK$24m.
The game is played with six numbers out of a pool from number 1 to 49, which are drawn from a single machine. Each number has seven chances of being pulled, so it is important to choose the correct combinations in order to win.
A recent story in HK01 reported that a river vessel was intercepted west of Hong Kong by Customs and Excise officials, who found around 16K lottery tickets on board. They believed the tickets were being smuggled out of the city and into the mainland.
600 of the tickets were already redeemable for prizes, according to the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The Department of Customs and Excise is now deciding how to proceed.
Another lottery that is a popular choice among Chinese players is the Mark Six Lottery, which has a top prize of HK$24m. The odds of winning are one in 13,983,816.
The lottery is run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is played on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9:30 pm (Hong Kong time). Results are announced on TV, radio and the HKM6 and XOTTO lottery websites.
It is operated by means of a cryptocurrency called VEROS, which is implemented as a smart contract application. This allows the winner to receive the prize directly to their VEROS e-wallet address, without having to go through a middleman.