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Chinese Lottery Laws

The official lotteries of mainland China are the China Sports Lottery and the China Welfare Lottery, which are run by the government. In Hong Kong, Mark Six is run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Find out more about Chinese lottery laws here.

Compare Lotteries

You can compare the jackpots of Chinese lotteries like Double Colour Ball with international lotteries like Mega Millions to help you decide which lottery you would like to play.

Lotteries in China

The Chinese lottery market has grown exponentially since the first sales of regulated games began in 1987, with annual sales reaching RMB382 billion in 2014. Revenue from games like Double Colour Ball, Super Lotto and the Football Lottery are used to help pay out massive sums of money to winners in addition to providing significant support to good causes in the country.

Lotteries in mainland China are administered by two governmental organisations – the China Welfare Lottery and the China Sports Lottery – while the Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery is operated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. You can read more about these groups and the games they offer to their residents by clicking on the sections below.


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PowerballPowerball

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