Lottery tickets

How to claim a lottery prize

Congratulations! You've won a prize, so now what?

Take a look at the information below to get you started. Your prize amount determines what you do.

Up to $200

Prizes may be claimed through:

  • Lottery Ticket Retailer

$201 to $1,000

Prizes may be claimed:

  • Lottery Ticket Retailer: Ask the retailer if they have enough cash to pay your prize. Lottery retailers are not obligated to pay prizes over $200. If a ticket wins $200.01 or more, the retailer can cancel the validation, and direct you to claim your prize at another retailer or from an Alberta Prize Payout office.   

  • By mail through WCLC:

          Western Canada Lottery Corporation
          Prize Payout
          10th Floor, 125 Garry Street
          Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4J1

  • In person through Alberta Prize Payout Offices

          Main AGLC Prize Payout Office
          50 Corriveau Avenue
          St. Albert, AB T8N 3T5

          Tel: 780-447-8616
          Toll Free: 1-800-272-8876 ask for extension 8616
          Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
          Monday-Friday (except holidays)

          Calgary Prize Payout Office
          Deerfoot Atrium South
          110, 6715-8 Street N.E.
          Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

          Tel: 403-663-8301
          Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
          Monday-Friday (except holidays)

$1,001 to $9,999.99

Prizes may be claimed:

  • By mail through WCLC:

    Western Canada Lottery Corporation
    Prize Payout
    10th Floor, 125 Garry Street
    Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4J1

  • In person through Alberta Prize Payout Offices

          Main AGLC Prize Payout Office
          50 Corriveau Avenue
          St. Albert, AB T8N 3T5

          Tel: 780-447-8616
          Toll Free: 1-800-272-8876 ask for extension 8616
          Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
          Monday-Friday (except holidays)

          Calgary Prize Payout Office
          Deerfoot Atrium South
          110, 6715-8 Street N.E.
          Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

          Tel: 403-663-8301
          Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
          Monday-Friday (except holidays)

$10,000 and up

Anything over $10,000 is considered a major claim. You must claim in person.

All major claims require an appointment in advance. Please call 1-800-272-8876 ask for extension 8616.

How to check your ticket

There are several ways to check your ticket.

  • Use the Ticket Checkers at your lottery retailer.
  • Sign up for the WCLC MVP Service and have DAILY GRAND, LOTTO MAX, WESTERN MAX, LOTTO 6/49 and WESTERN 649 winning numbers emailed to you.
  • Download the free WCLC Lottery Manager app and use the ticket checker feature.
  • Check the winning numbers printed and posted at retail centres.
  • Call the Winning Numbers Lines for the most recent numbers:
    • Edmonton (780) 459-5100
    • Calgary (403) 275-8101