Hong Kong’s government has decided to give away 500,000 free airline tickets in an effort to bring tourism back to the city. The giveaway will start in March and last for six months. The city will buy the tickets from airlines like HK Express, Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Airlines. It will cost the city about $254.8 million in total. But it’s a small price to pay for a region that saw its tourist industry collapse during the pandemic due to unrest, mandatory quarantine and one of the world’s strictest travel lockdowns.
The Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery is the official lottery game of the HK Jockey Club. It was first established in 1975 to combat illegal lottery games. It works just like any other lottery game in that you pick a combination of numbers from one to 49 and if you get all six correct you win the jackpot. There are also lower prize tiers.
The lottery is run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, which has a number of security measures in place to ensure that it’s fair. Employees in the company’s security and customer service departments check and examine everything involved in a lottery draw, from boxes to balls. The balls used in the drawing are also measured and weighed on a regular basis and locked up after each use. The lottery is a significant source of revenue for the city and funds many public services.