On the Prairies, Sports Select is doing a booming business. The Western Canada Lottery Corporation estimates sports fans in the Prairie provinces and northern territories will bet almost $70 million in this fiscal year, compared to $47 million in Sports Select's first fiscal year (1991).
The biggest Sports Select payout in this area happened nearly 15 years ago. "An Edmonton electrician purchased 18 winning PROLINE tickets on August 12, 1991, and won $895,333.48," said Matheson. "One of his tickets won $113,621 and that is likely the biggest win on a single ticket."