Mark Six is a hugely popular lottery game. Although based in Hong Kong, it
also attracts many players from across China.
Entry to Mark Six costs HK$ 10 per line. Draws take place
on live television three times a week, usually on Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Sundays. If there is a horse racing event on Sunday, the Mark Six
draw takes place on Saturday instead.
Draws take place at 21:30 local time. Tickets remain on
sale up to 15 minutes before the draw, with sales resuming immediately
To play Mark Six, choose six numbers between 1 and 49, or
go for a Quick Pick for six randomly generated numbers.
Participants can also choose a Multiple, entering 23 numbers played as
Mark Six also has a Banker option. This is similar to Multiple, but with
players highlighting up to five numbers to enter into every line.
Mark Six offers a minimum jackpot of HK$ 8 million, but
with no rollover or jackpot cap, winners often scoop significantly higher
Mark Six also holds “Snowball Draws” on special occasions throughout the
year, which have larger jackpots.
The biggest ever Mark Six jackpots are:
The odds of winning the Mark Six jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816.
Players can win at seven prize tiers, with 1-in-54 odds of winning
Players have up to 60 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.
Mark Six prizes are paid out as lump sums only, with no annual payment
Hong Kong does not tax lottery winnings, but players from abroad should
check local laws to find out if taxes are applicable.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to enter Mark
Tickets are available from Hong Kong Jockey Club branches, or online.
Players from abroad can play online via the official website or on
authorized Lottery Agent websites.
The first Mark Six draw took place on September 5, 1975, so that players
could enjoy a secure and legitimate lottery game due to the known prevalence of
many illegal Chinese lotteries at the time.
The Mark Six lottery is operated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, a non-profit
business that also manages betting, horse racing and sports entertainment
across the region.