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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Two New TV Stations to Broadcast Lottery Drawings Beginning July 1

Two New TV Stations to Broadcast Lottery Drawings Beginning July 1

WTAE and WTAJ to Air Nightly Drawings

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery officials today announced that beginning July 1, nightly Lottery drawings will be broadcast on WTAE, Channel 4, in the Pittsburgh viewing area and WTAJ, Channel 10, in the Johnstown/Altoona/State College viewing area.

"Lottery players in the Pittsburgh and west-central Pennsylvania regions will need to tune into different television stations to watch the live drawing show beginning July 1," said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. "Players in other areas of the state will continue to see the drawing on the stations they are used to watching."

The six stations to carry the live 6:59 p.m. nightly drawings and the 10:59 p.m. Powerball drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays include: WTAE, Channel 4 - Pittsburgh; WTAJ, Channel 10 - Johnstown/Altoona/State College; WPVI, Channel 6 - Philadelphia; WGAL, Channel 8 - Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York; WJET, Channel 24 - Erie; and WNEP, Channel 16 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

The Lottery's advertising agency, MARC USA, maintains two-year contracts with television stations in each market to broadcast the drawing show. Those contracts expire June 30.

"The Lottery's advertising agency selected television stations in each market in an effort to maximize the number of households tuning into the drawing show, while obtaining the best overall advertising value for the Lottery," said Trees.

The Pennsylvania Lottery has broadcasted a live, televised drawing show since March 1977. An estimated 700,000 households watch the Lottery's nightly drawing show. The live Lottery drawing is conducted at WHP-TV studios in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania Lottery Drawing Schedule:

-- The Daily Number, Big 4, Quinto and Cash 5 are drawn seven days a week
at 6:59 p.m.
-- Mix & Match is drawn Mondays and Thursdays at 6:59 p.m.
-- Super 7 is drawn Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:59 p.m.
-- Powerball is drawn Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:59 p.m.

-- Mid-day drawings for The Daily Number, Big 4, Quinto and Treasure Hunt
are conducted seven days a week, and winning numbers may be viewed at after 1:35 p.m. each day.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception 37 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $18.3 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term care services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including more than 600 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit

Veronica Sinclair-Anderson
(717) 702-8008

Source: Pennsylvania Lottery

CONTACT: Veronica Sinclair-Anderson of Pennsylvania Lottery,

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