Lottery Hongkong is a lottery game organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It follows the 6/49 format and is gaining popularity around the world. The game is played 3 times a week and bets are accepted until 15 minutes prior to the televised drawing. It has a jackpot and six prize tiers and it is very easy to play.
The first prize dividend of HK$8 million is awarded to those who get all six main numbers right. If there is no winner, the jackpot rolls over to the next draw. That has attracted buyers in Macau and mainland China who are buying tickets in Hong Kong and smuggling them to those places.
According to a report by HK01, Customs officers found the tickets in a shipment they intercepted off Black Point in Tuen Mun. They also seized a large amount of smartphones and tablets that the smugglers were trying to sell. Smuggling of illegal goods in Hong Kong is a criminal offense that can carry hefty fines and jail time.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has a long history of running horse races and is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the world. It is responsible for a number of different activities in the country including sports, gambling and charity. The company has a great reputation and is a great contributor to the economy of Hong Kong.