How to Win the Hong Kong Lottery

Hong Kong lottery is one of the world’s most popular lotteries and there are a number of different strategies that can be used to increase your chances of winning. In this article we will take a look at some of these strategies and also explain how the game works.

The hongkong lottery is the official state-run lottery in Hong Kong. It was first launched in 1975 as a way to battle illegal lottery games. It originally had a 14 number matrix and players had to match the numbers in the correct order in which they were drawn. This first version was not a success and the lottery adapted the gameplay in 1976 to a 36 number format. The game was then altered a further three times until it settled on its current 49 ball format in 2002.

Players are able to choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or they can choose Smart Pick which will automatically generate a selection for them. The numbers are then drawn from a transparent plastic cylinder that is filled with coloured balls numbered 1 to 49. The cylinder is rotated between draws to mix the balls and randomise the drawing process. The draw takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 9:30pm Hong Kong time.

The prize for matching all six numbers in the hongkong lottery is usually around HK$8 million. However, there are additional prizes available if you select the bonus ball. The bonus ball is randomly selected by the lottery machine and increases your chances of winning by a factor of two or three.