2022 was a banner year for western Canadians picking up lottery wins.

72 lottery prizes of $1 million or more were handed out to lottery ticket holders across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the North. 

The total value of those prizes was more than $319 million, the second highest ever in the region.

High River and Nanton each gained one new millionaire last year.

Calgary saw nine prizes handed out worth a total of $79,000,015.00 while Edmonton had more winners at 12 but less money won at 28,183,748.90.

The national LOTTO MAX game saw a huge run this year, with the jackpot on the game growing for a record number of draws between August and October. 

The jackpot continued to build for 21 draws, and 22 tickets sold in the West won $1 million each. 

And one ticket sold in Calgary won $70 million, setting a new record for the biggest lottery prize ever won in Alberta. 

There’s still one more 2022 winner out there and they may not even know they're a millionaire.

A WESTERN MAX prize worth $1 million was won on the June 21 draw on a ticket sold in Edmonton and hasn't been claimed yet. 

The winning numbers were 22, 27, 32, 35, 40, 45, and 47. 

The winner has until June 21, 2023, to claim the prize.