Hong Kong lottery is one of the most popular lotteries in the world, and can be played by people from all over the world. However, there are some things you should know before playing. It is important to play responsibly, and to use a legitimate retailer. In addition, you should learn about the different strategies that can help you win more often. There are a number of great books and software programs available that can teach you these techniques.
During a recent anti-smuggling operation, custom officials found over 600 lottery tickets worth around HK$100 million in the shipment of smartphones and tablets that they intercepted, HK01 reports. The smugglers were trying to ship the phones and tablets to China, where they would be taxed at a rate of between 63% and 108%. The tickets will now be seized by the Customs and Excise Department, and authorities may decide to void them.
The tickets were sold by a betting shop in Mable Street, North Point, which has also sold two first prize winning tickets for the past four mega draws. Those wins have totaled over HK$100 million, and the jackpot for the next draw is accumulating as more winners are added to the first prize pool.
While some critics have argued that the lottery frenzy is a dangerous entree into gambling, others believe it could boost the economy by encouraging tourists to visit Hong Kong. After all, China’s unemployment figures are abysmal, and people are looking for ways to get rich quickly. For many, the only way is to win the lottery.