General information about Hong Kong Mark 6
This is Hong Kong based lottery game that was launched in November, 1993, or 24 years, 10 months and 18 days ago. Hong Kong MarkSix is currently available only in this region. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Hong Kong MarkSix. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Hong Kong Jockey Club. In case you want to know more about Hong Kong Jockey Club, here is their official website: http://www.hkjc.com/home/english/index.aspx. Mark Six results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Hong Kong Jockey Club can be reached via the following contact details:
- an email: [email protected]
- Results and Dividends Hotline - 1835 288
- Address: Valley Racecourse, Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Mark Six results
Mark Six results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Hong Kong Jockey Club in Hong Kong. At the moment, draws are held three times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, at 9:30 p.m. Hong Kong Time. If the horse races occur on Sunday, however, drawings are held on Saturdays. The numbers are drawn using transparent plastic cylinder. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on November 2, 1993 (at least in its current format), or 24 years, 10 months and 18 days ago.
How it works: picking up Mark Six numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 + 1 / 49. As you can see, players are to choose six main Mark Six numbers from the range between 1 and 49 Mark Six numbers. Also, according to Hong Kong Mark 6 rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the remaining 43 numbers. Interestingly, it is called “extra number” or “half number”.
Hong Kong Mark 6 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers seven prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Hong Kong MarkSix top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for HK $8 million. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Hong Kong MarkSix jackpot ever has reached HK $133.5 mln. It was set on May, 2011, or 7 years, 4 months and 19 days ago. There were three jackpot winners, each taking home HK $44.5 million. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 139,838,160. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main Mark Six numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 139,838,160
5 + 1
1 : 23,306,360
1 : 554,913
4 + 1
1 : 221,965
1 : 10,828
3 + 1
1 : 8,130
1 : 609
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 53.
Hong Kong Mark 6 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $10 HKD. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either. Still, players can make various side bets, such as the color of the extra number or the parity (even or oddness) of the extra number.
Hot and cold Mark Six numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 12, 17, 31, 42, 43, and 45. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 3, 14, 21, 22, 28, and 30.
Payouts of Hong Kong Mark 6 prizes
Keep in mind that Hong Kong MarkSix jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case there is more than one winner, the prize is shared. If there are no 1st or 2nd division winners, the prize money are added to the jackpot in the next draw. The payout of prizes of other categories depends on the sales, as well as the presence of jackpot. Similarly, prizes are shared in case there are multiple winners for a division. A great thing is that Hong Kong MarkSix winnings are tax free. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 60 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Mark Six results.