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Lucky Hongkonger scoops HK$86 million in Mark Six draw

Queues were seen at betting shops across the city ahead of the huge draw

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 September, 2017, 5:03pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 September, 2017, 11:05pm

A lucky punter won more than HK$86.8 million in today’s Mark Six draw.

Players across the city queued today to snap up tickets ahead of the draw as the jackpot for the Mid-Autumn Festival Snowball draw reached HK$60 million as there was no winner for Tuesday’s draw.

The total turnover for tickets had reached more than HK$189 million.

Record HK$115 million Mark Six jackpot draws queues across Hong Kong including ‘luckiest’ betting shop in Central

The second prize was shared by 9.5 units with each winner taking around HK$941,000 home.

The drawn numbers were: 7, 18, 24, 26, 39 and 45, with the extra number as 44.

Ahead of the draw, many flocked to Hong Kong’s “lucky” Jockey Club betting shop on Stanley Street in Central on Thursday.

Office ladies were also among those queuing at a branch on Tsim Sha Tsui’s Prat Avenue during lunch time.

One of them, 28-year-old Li, made her maiden purchase and said her colleagues sent her there to try her luck.

“Four colleagues and I each contributed HK$20. They said I should buy the tickets as [the first time] was more lucky,” she said

Mark Six: recalling the day lottery was launched in Hong Kong

According to the Jockey Club, the jackpot of HK$115 million in May 2016 is the largest ever. Two lucky ticket holders each won HK$84.66 million as the first prize in the HK$169.3 million Mark Six draw that night.

While the biggest single winner went home with more than HK$90 million in December 2013.