Benzes top prize in $30m lottery

Top News | Erin Chan 18 Jun 2021

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and their sponsors will offer three Mercedes Benz C-class cars valued at HK$500,000 each as part of over 10,000 prizes totaling more than HK$30 million in a seven-round vaccine lottery.

The seven rounds of the lottery - set for July 22, August 5 and 19, and September 2, 16, 23 and 30 - are expected to see over 5,000 participants.

Also among the newly-announced prizes are 500 HK$10,000 shopping vouchers for Swire Properties malls and 100 HK$10,000 gift vouchers for Wellcome, Mannings and Ikea stores.

The lottery also covers an annual pass for the mobile version of iCable, worth HK$1,000, for 1,000 participants.

And some 100 lucky winners will win HK$10,000 worth of houseware each, sponsored by the CLP group.

That is not all, as the chamber said it would continue to update the prize list, with a full version to be released on its website on June 29.

Online registration for the lottery will begin on July 2, with the deadline being 11.59pm on the day before each round.

To be eligible, participants must be Hong Kong identity card holders aged 18 or above who have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in Hong Kong.

For registration, they should enter their ID card number and local mobile number and ensure that they have received both jabs.

Each person can submit one entry only, but those who cannot win anything in the first six rounds will automatically be entered into the final round.

The chamber's cheif executive, George Leung Siu-kay, said the entries would be randomly drawn by a computer system.

To claim prizes, winners will have to present their ID cards and proof of their two vaccinations, he said.

"We will generate a reference number for each of the entries, and they will also receive an SMS to confirm their registration," he said.

"After each round, all winners will be notified by SMS Their reference numbers will also be published on our website the next day."

Chamber chairman Peter Wong Tung-shun appealed to locals to get vaccinated as soon as possible to achieve "herd immunity."

Meanwhile, Hong Kong Patients' Voices Group demanded authorities provide more details about cases that saw compensation handed out via the HK$1 billion vaccination indemnity fund so that people can seek advice from doctors if their health conditions bear similarities.

The fund received 74 applications for compensation and three cases involving deaths as of last Thursday.

Group chairman Alex Lam Chi-yau said the government had released very few details on the three death cases receiving HK$450,000 compensation.

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