The Hong Kong lottery is a state-run program. Its Central Lottery Bureau manages the draw, allocates the prizes, and researches potential new target markets. The lottery is organized much like an NBA all-star game, with prizes given out to winners from six regions. The winning team then takes home the overall prize fund.
To win the jackpot, players need to match all six numbers. Single line tickets cost HK $10. Partial Unit Investment (PUI) tickets cost HK $5. Winnings from PUI tickets are subject to a 50% deduction. In addition to this, there are other prizes available. The jackpot prize can reach over HK $2 billion.
The Hong Kong Lottery is one of the most popular lotto games in the world. Almost sixty million people play the game every night. Winning the lottery is a dream come true for many. There are rules and specific winning numbers for each drawing. However, winning the jackpot isn’t a sure thing.
The Hong Kong lottery is held three times a week, and the betting closes 15 minutes before each drawing. The prize structure has changed several times. In 2011, it started drawing seven numbers instead of four, and the jackpot is now available for six correct main numbers.