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Western Canada Lottery Corporation releases 2016 figures

By Mo Cranker on January 9, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation has released its prize and sales for the year of 2016.

Last year, 57 prizes of $1 million or more were claimed on tickets which were purchased in the prairies, totaling more than $218 million given to people across 29 different areas.

Alberta won three times as many tickets as the surrounding prairie provinces, winning 38 times for a total of $130.8 million. The next closest was Manitoba, winning 11 tickets and $13.6 million.

There was one $50 million prize in Alberta this year, going to a woman from Irma, which has a population of approximately 500.

The total sales numbers for the WCLC were $959 million, with the most revenue coming from Lotto Max, totaling $426 million.

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