WCLC Sports Select FAQ
WCLC stands for Western Canada Lottery Corporation.
The WCLC is owned by the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and works with differential provincial organizations to run and regulation the service.
The money the WCLC draws is divided up three ways: money distributed to winners, money used to run the WCLC (operations and labour costs), with the remaining money used as tax dollars to pay for different services across the provinces such as education.
The WCLC operates in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
The headquarters are in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
You can bet on sports with the WCLC through a lottery kiosk or online.
Yes, the WCLC has an application available on Android and iOS.
Yes, you bet on the most popular sports through the WCLC, such as NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB bets. The most popular bets available include point spreads, over/under, and prop bets.
Odds when betting through the WCLC are worse and less profitable than those offered through online sportsbooks. The reason is due to a combination of the WCLC operating as a non-profitable organization and to dissuade professional bettors from taking advantage of the betting system in place.
The WCLC operates 24 hours every day. However, many lottery kiosks close, meaning Canadians using the WCLC have to bet online or find an open kiosk to make wagers.
To check if you won a bet through the WCLC, you can scan your betting ticket at a WCLC kiosk or use the app to scan the QR code on the ticket. If the bet is made online, then you will receive an email, or your account will update with your winnings.
To claim winnings, go to a lottery kiosk and scan your ticket to receive a cash payout. Online winnings are claimed by withdrawing them from your online account into your bank account.
Large scale winnings (over $1000 typically), require an individual to go to a lottery office.