Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery

Mark Six is a lottery is by the world-famous Hong Kong Jockey Club, a non-profit organisation that returned more than HK$25 billion to the community in 2014 and 2015. The club strives to be the city’s leading benefactor to charities and community projects, whilst providing a host of leading betting opportunities in sports such as horse racing and football, as well as through the Mark Six lottery.

Latest Hong Kong Mark Six Winning Numbers

Thursday - 16th November 2017
3 8 20 34 40 46 24


How to Play Mark Six

A standard Mark Six entry costs HK$10 and players must correctly match six numbers from a choice of 49 to win the first prize. An Extra Number is also drawn, which boosts the value of the prizes on offer if matched along with three, four or five of the main numbers.

Multiple entries allow you to benefit from playing more combinations of numbers in the draw, but also cost more to play. Choosing seven balls rather than six gives you a better chance of hitting the jackpot and you will win multiple prizes if you match at least three of the numbers within your seven in the draw.

A Multiple entry of seven numbers is the equivalent of seven single entries because there are seven combinations of six numbers played in the draw on your behalf. For example, if you chose 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, you would win the jackpot if any of these sets of numbers were drawn:

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16
10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16
10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16
10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16
10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

At the full ticket price, this would cost HK$70, but for Multiple tickets, you can also opt to pay HK$5 for each line, totalling HK$35 in this case. However, this would mean you only receive half of the stated amount if you win a prize.

Banker entries allow you to pick between one and five numbers that will appear on every line you play, called the bankers, with the rest of the lines being completed with a selection of others, called legs.

If your bankers were 10, 11 and 12 with 13, 14, 15 and 16 acting as the legs, you would be entering these lines into the draw:

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16
10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16
10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16

This will cost HK$40 at full price, with Banker entries also available at HK$5 per line, working out at HK$20.

Players opting for Multiple and Banker bets can choose as many combinations as they like, but the price of the tickets will rise as they create additional more entries.

Mark Six Draws

Draws are held three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday when there is no racing. If there is racing on a Saturday, the draw is held on Sunday. They are broadcast on television and results are reported on television, radio, in newspapers and online. Ticket sales close 15 minutes before each draw.

Throughout the year, Mark Six will occasionally hold special Snowball Draws with enhanced jackpots. These are held to celebrate events such as Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival and other notable dates in the Hong Kong calendar.

Mark Six Lottery prizes and Odds

Mark Six offers a minimum jackpot of HK$8 million, with no upper limit. An amount of nine percent of the prize fund for each draw, minus the fixed prizes paid to winners in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh divisions, is deducted to fund the Snowball Draws.

Here are the winning tiers, the allocation of prizes and the odds of winning a Mark Six prize at each level.

Prize Tier Balls Matched Prize Pool Odds of Winning

1st Division

6

45% of the fund minus the fixed prizes and Snowball Deduction, divided between winners.

1:13,983,816

2nd Division

5+1

15% of the fund minus the fixed prizes and Snowball Deduction, divided between winners.

1:2,330,636

3rd Division

5

40% of the fund minus the fixed prizes and Snowball Deduction, divided between winners.

1:55,491

4th Division

4+1

HK$9,600 fixed.

1:22,197

5th Division

4

HK$640 fixed.

1:1,083

6th Division

3+1

HK$320 fixed.

1:812

7th Division

3

HK$40 fixed.

1:61

Of all the ticket money received, 54 percent goes to the prize fund, 25 percent to Lottery Duty, 15 percent to the Lotteries Fund and six percent to the Hong Kong Jockey Club in commission.

How to Claim Mark Six Prizes

Prizes of HK$1 million or less are payable in cash or by cheque from any racecourse or off-course betting branch. Prizes between HK$1 million and HK$5 million must be collected from the headquarters of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and will be paid as a cheque. Those who win amounts exceeding HK$5 million are required to register on the 1817 hotline and arrangements will be made for the transfer of funds.

Players have 60 days from the date of the draw in which to claim any prize they are due and are not liable for tax on their winnings.