Lottery ticket scores a record 570m yuan win

The mainland's Chinese Welfare Lottery will make the biggest payout in its history after a ticket won 570 million yuan (HK$698 million) in Tuesday night's draw.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

Raise money for Haiti on night out at Zuma

The To Kwa Wan building collapse was tragic, but imagine that happening to the entire street and then you'll get a sense of the enormity of Haiti's earthquake. A group of local professionals has decided to do something by organising a huge fund-raiser tonight at Zuma.

3 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

HK$12.5m winner of sweepstakes bought tickets as collector's item

One lucky young professional will never forget the Jockey Club's 125th anniversary, after he won gold worth more than HK$12.5 million in the club's sweepstakes.

The winner, who has not been identified by the club, bought a book of 20 tickets for HK$400. It was his first sweepstakes purchase as he was not in the city during the club's Millennium Sweepstakes a decade ago.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Jockey Club gold for young professional

A lucky young professional has won gold worth more than HK$12.5 million in the Jockey Club's 125th anniversary sweepstakes. The winner, who the club has not identified, bought a book of 20 tickets for HK$400. It was his first sweepstakes purchase, and he had bought the tickets thinking they would be collector's items.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

So many things to collect, so little time to sleep

An avid collector stayed away from home for two nights to be at the front of the queues to buy tickets in both the Jockey Club's 125th anniversary sweepstakes and Standard Chartered Bank's HK$150 notes.

3 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

LotSynergy puts hope in disaster relief lotteries

Mainland lottery investor China LotSynergy is betting that special post-earthquake lotteries for disaster relief will help the company snap its recent losing streak and get back into the black.

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland lottery networks fail to hit jackpot

Mainland lottery plays have been a losing ticket so far this year, and analysts do not see their lucky numbers coming up any time soon.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

LotSynergy prepares launch of keno network

Mainland lottery investor China LotSynergy Holdings plans to unveil its long-delayed keno gaming network after the Lunar New Year holiday next month with the setting up of 2,000 terminals across eight provinces, according to deputy chief executive Daniel Liao.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

As state and punters pile in, all bets are on

A unit of the Communist Youth League is organising online poker tournaments; the Ministry of Civil Affairs oversees a national network of more than 20,000 slot-machine lookalikes; the General Administration of Sports is mulling a rollout of soccer betting shops.

All bets, it would seem, are on in the mainland.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

CY Foundation connections give gaming centre ambitions a boost

CY Foundation Group, which partners with a unit of the Communist Youth League to run online poker tournaments, plans to open up to 1,500 franchised internet gaming complexes across 30 mainland cities over the next two to three years, according to chairman Teddy Cheng Zhi-de.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

IGT acquires stake in China LotSynergy for HK$802.2m

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT), the world's largest maker of slot machines, said yesterday it would enter China's state-run lottery market by paying HK$802.18 million for a stake in China LotSynergy and forming a technical partnership with the Growth Enterprise Market-listed firm.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

A new hope

Food bloggers around the world are uniting for the third annual 'Menu for Hope' fundraising drive, to provide hunger relief for needy people. The first Menu for Hope, which was started by Pim Techamuanvivit for her blog, Chez Pim ( raised money to help victims of the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami; this year's fundraiser benefits the UN World Food Programme.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Parallel universe

If the ICAC had never been set up.

- Government staff 24-carat gold ID bracelets.

- Big Golden Winner Karaoke Police Box.

25 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Raffle hoopla was ill-conceived

I was interested to read that three parents of children at an ESF school felt their children had come under pressure to sell raffle tickets (Education Post, November 17).

24 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Raffle request at ESF school ruffles parents

Parents have complained that an English Schools Foundation (ESF) school has put too much pressure on their children to raise funds in an annual raffle.

17 Nov 2001 - 12:00am