Fung shui expert predicts best way to tilt the wheel of fortune in your favour Superstitious players pursuing tomorrow's $60 million Mark Six jackpot may consider travelling southwest and wearing red, orange or pink when they leave home. But such meticulous preparation will probably be no use to those born in the years of the rabbit or rooster. These are among the observations of a fung shui expert ahead of what could be the second-highest payout in the history of the lottery. Master Mak Ling-ling said the luckiest numbers were combinations of 3, 4 and 9. She said people who were born from April to June and in the years of the dog, dragon, snake and cow would be lucky tomorrow. But 'if you were born in the years of the rabbit or rooster, then you might want to ask people to put the bet for you or to share the bet with others', she said. Miss Mak said the luckiest hours to place bets were from 9am to 1pm, but not 7pm to 9pm. And southwest was an auspicious direction. 'You can either walk southwest when you leave home, or you can go to the branches in the southwest districts in Hong Kong,' she said. 'Moreover, you can consider wearing red, orange or pink because these are colours of fire [of the five Chinese elements in fung shui]. Friday is a day of gold and wearing colours representing fire will help boost your luck.' Those who believe more in probability can take a look at the Jockey Club's statistics. Since 1994, 25 1st prize winners have placed their bets at the branch in Stanley Street, Central. Since July 4, 2002, the six most drawn numbers have been 31, 28, 10, 7, 22 and 37. Some numbers have not appeared in the draw for quite a while - the six outstanding numbers are 5, 1, 42, 25, 17 and 44. Mark Six spokeswoman Carmen Lok said if one person were to win the $60 million first prize it would be the second-biggest payout on record. The highest first prize payout was $70.9 million on September 12 last year. Ms Lok said the multi-million-dollar payout was expected to be a huge drawcard. 'We have had six consecutive draws without a first-prize winner and the jackpot has now built up to over $40 million.' She said different people had different methods for picking numbers. 'I don't think there is any mathematical science that can improve your odds of winning. It seems random luck works just as well as any other way,' she said. But there is one sure way of getting all the right numbers - buy all the possible combinations, which will set you back $69,919,080. 'But if you have that much money then obviously you don't need to buy Mark Six tickets,' Ms Lok mused.