Date
13 December 2017
Queues are likely to be long at the Hong Kong Jockey Club outlets for the record Mark Six jackpot (HK$150 million) on Saturday and the 3T prize money (HK$30 million) on Sunday. Photo: HKEJ
Queues are likely to be long at the Hong Kong Jockey Club outlets for the record Mark Six jackpot (HK$150 million) on Saturday and the 3T prize money (HK$30 million) on Sunday. Photo: HKEJ

Bet on iPhone 6 or win the Mark Six jackpot

Hong Kong’s next batch of multi-millionaires are about to be minted thanks to a record Mark Six jackpot (HK$150 million) this weekend and a whopping 3T prize money (HK$30 million) as the horse racing season begins on Sunday. 

Still, we couldn’t help mentioning the iPhone 6, simply because it’s a hot bet, although it has nothing to do with the numbers game we’re discussing here.

But while we’re at it, we say the winning odds in flipping an iPhone 6 have not looked better.

For serious punters, though, we urge you to keep reading for some ideas about playing the Mark Six based on your favorite sector or counter in the stock market which has 1,712 listed companies.

Here are our top 10 picks. Take them seriously at your own risk or take them in the spirit in which they’re given. 

1. The colonial choice: 3, 5, 7, 8, 23 and 29 for three British brands — HSBC (0005), Cathay Pacific (0293) and Prudential (2378)

2. The Macau play: 8, 11, 19, 20, 22, and 27 for the six big casino operators, namely, Galaxy (27), Sands China (1928), Wynn Macau (1128), Melco (200), SJM (0880) and MGM China (2282)

3. Stock Connect: 3, 6, 8, 30, 37 and 38 for three big counters — HKEx (388), Haitong Securities (6837) and Citic Securities (6030)

4. International consumer brands: 3, 9, 10, 18, 19, 38 from Prada (1918), Samsonite (1910), L’Occatine (973) and Coach (6388)

5. iPhone call: 6, 8, 15, 21, 23 and 31 for the three big local mobile firms: HKT (6823), Hutchison Telecom (0215) and Smartone Telecommunications (0315)

6. Build Your Dream car: 9, 11, 12, 23, 33 and 48 for carmakers BYD (1211), Dongfeng (0489) and Greatwall Motor (2333)

7. Mainland financial: 8, 9, 13, 26, 38 and 39 for the big three — China Construction Bank (939), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (1398) and China Life (2638)

8. iPhone China: 2, 6, 7, 9, 28, 41 for China Mobile (941), China Unicom (762) and China Telecom (728)

9. The big six property landlords: 1, 8, 12, 16, 17, 20 for Cheung Kong (Holdings) (1), Henderson Land (12), Sun Hung Kai Properties (16), New World Development (17), Wheelock (20) and Sino Land (83)

10. Li flagships: 1, 6, 10, 13, 26 and 38 for tycoon Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong (1), Hutchison Whampoa (13), Cheung Kong Infrastructure (1038), Power Assets (6) and HK Electric (2638)

If you win, do not forget to tip the tipster. Good luck, future millionaires!

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BK/JP/RA

EJ Insight writer

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