The first draw in Hong Kong’s popular lottery will take place on September 24.
Hong Kong.- The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced it will restart draws of the popular Mark Six lottery on September 24.
Tickets for that first draw will be sold online from September 17.
The previous plan to resume the popular lottery was postponed by the club due to the spike in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong.
HKJC said: “The club understands that customers are eagerly expecting the resumption of Mark Six lottery draw, and that the revenue of Mark Six is a major source of the Lotteries Fund to finance various social welfare services.”
The resumption of the draws was prompted by the recent relaxation of Covid-19 measures in Hong Kong, the club said.
This week gatherings of up to four people were allowed and several entertainment venues were cleared to open, including gaming centres, places of public entertainment, and mahjong/tin kau premises.
Initially, only online and Telebet services wil be available for purchase of Mark Six lottery tickets. There will be no sales at off-course betting branches to prevent customer crowding.
For the first three weeks, the Mark Six draw will be held only once a week –on September 24, September 29 and October 8.
HKJC said: “If the pandemic continues to stabilise, the club will resume the sale of lottery tickets at the OCBBs (off-court branches) in the fourth quarter of this year.”
The club said it would closely monitor the situation before deciding arrangements for subsequent draws.