The last 500 tickets for this year's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens will go on sale to the public next week - courtesy of a ballot draw. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday announced the mechanism for allocating the remaining tickets and to offer the fairest process, and ensure that they are available to the local community, the sale will be determined by a ballot. Details of the draw will be run in advertisements carried in the South China Morning Post starting on Monday. The official ballot for the draw will be printed in an advertisement next Friday. Completed ballots must be returned by February 25. The draw will be held on February 27 and the 250 successful people, eligible for two tickets each, will be notified by the HKRFU. 'After a strong public response and a very successful public sale in December, the HKRFU is pleased to provide a final opportunity for residents and long-time supporters of the Hong Kong Sevens to secure tickets for this year's event,' said Allan Payne, HKRFU executive director. 'After a full audit of tickets, we felt a ballot system was the fairest way of ensuring that the remaining tickets are sold within Hong Kong,' added Payne. 'We are pleased that we have been able to sell the majority of tickets within the Hong Kong community, including those tickets sold to the local rugby community, sponsors and patrons.' Around 6,000 of the 7,000 tickets available to the Hong Kong public were sold on December 10 at the Hong Kong Stadium. Another 30 per cent of all the tickets were sold to rugby clubs and associations, while 31 per cent went to sponsors, patrons and box holders. Overseas travel agents got from 3,000 to 4,000 tickets.