Feeling lucky? Lottery-winner hopefuls can tune into Hearst’s ABC affil WCVB Boston (DMA 8) at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when WCVB will air the live Powerball drawing worth $1.5 billion. There have been 19 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner. Before this current record jackpot, the previous U.S. lottery record was a $656 […]
Lotteries and their occasional huge jackpots have become such a journalism trope that I worry we have lost sight of the negative aspects of lotteries and have become, instead, boosters and an important part of the lottery marketing ecosystem. But there is more to lotteries than that, and I hope we can start doing some real reporting again on this multi-billion dollar industry.
Effective July 1, Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia (DMA 4) is the exclusive partner for the Pennsylvania Lottery in Philadelphia. Drawings for Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Cash 5 and Match 6 will be aired at approximately 6:59 p.m. Powerball and Mega Millions drawings will now air at 11 p.m.