The official word: The numbers are coming, the numbers are coming! Beginning July 1st, 2011 Ohio Lottery players will be able to watch the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Rolling Cash 5 drawings on Channel 3 Monday through Friday at 7:29 p.m., as well as the Cash Explosion® television show on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
“We are thrilled to be the new home of the Ohio Lottery in Northeast Ohio, and look forward to sharing all the excitement with our viewers,” said WKYC President and General Manager Brooke Spectorsky. Moving from longtime carrier WEWS, the Ohio Lottery will be working with NBC affiliate and market leader WKYC to expand its community outreach.
“It’s a great match,” remarked Dennis Berg, Interim Director. “The Ohio Lottery is looking forward to an energetic and comprehensive partnership that will help us serve our players and community even more strongly.”
Ohio Lottery drawings are broadcast statewide Monday through Friday. Saturday evening drawings occur during the Cash Explosion® television show, which airs from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Since its debut in February 1987, Cash Explosion has remained a top-rated TV show in its time slot. Almost 10,000 contestants have won more than $150 million in cash and prizes. The game is hosted by Cherie McClain, David McCreary and Sharon Bicknell. As an original co-host of Cash Explosion and part of the live drawings, Sharon has been making Ohio Lottery winners on television since 1987. “I love that so many people’s lives have been changed by our show. And with a daughter in the public school system, I am thrilled that Lottery money plays a small part in helping to fund her education.” Since 1974, the Lottery has provided more than $17 billion to education in the state of Ohio.