The first prize of HK$684,800 in the first Government lottery was held in the City Hall’s concert hall in July 1962.
The first prize of HK$684,800 in the first Government lottery was held in the City Hall’s concert hall in July 1962.

When Hong Kong introduced its first lottery, sponsored by the government, to fund social welfare without raising taxes

  • The lottery was introduced in 1962 as an alternative to raising taxes to fund social welfare
  • More than 1.7 million lottery tickets were sold for the first draw

The first prize of HK$684,800 in the first Government lottery was held in the City Hall’s concert hall in July 1962.
The first prize of HK$684,800 in the first Government lottery was held in the City Hall’s concert hall in July 1962.
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