MARK Six fans can expect bigger payouts and jackpots from next month after moves to boost the popularity of the 20-year-old lottery, but the price of tickets will also go up. From May 30, the price of a Mark Six bet will rise by $1 to $5, it was announced yesterday. Single-entry Quick Pick tickets remain at $20, but each ticket will carry four entries instead of the present five. The Lotteries Board said Quick Pick sales account for half of turnover and believes the move will give winners a bigger payout. A spokesman for the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, which runs the twice-weekly lottery, said: 'The move aims to maintain the attractiveness of the lottery. 'We have asked a lot of Mark Six fans and most of them told us they wanted to see a bigger first prize.' The spokesman said it did not think punters would be discouraged because of the price increase. The $38 million cap on the first prize, imposed three years ago to discourage syndicate betting, remains. The fourth, fifth, and sixth prizes will rise by 30 per cent to $3,800, $250, and $130 respectively. From May 30, the draw will be delayed to 7 pm due to programme changes at ATV, which broadcasts the draw live.