Powerball Jackpot Climbs To Estimated $300 Million: When And Where To Watch Powerball Drawing Saturday

 @JJMcGrath3000j.mcgrath@ibtimes.com
on August 03 2013 3:45 PM

Poor folks dreaming of becoming rich folks -- and rich folks dreaming of becoming richer folks -- will be glued to the tube as the Multi-State Lottery Association in the U.S. conducts its semiweekly Powerball drawing Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EDT. This drawing could produce the third-biggest Powerball winner of 2013, with the current estimated jackpot to have an annuity value of $300.0 million and a cash value of $172.7 million.

The biggest Powerball winners so far this year are Florida’s Gloria C. MacKenzie, who on May 18 won a jackpot with an annuity value of $590.5 million and a cash value of $370.9 million, and New Jersey’s Pedro Quezada, who on March 23 won a jackpot with an annuity value of $338.3 million and a cash value of $221.0 million. Both MacKenzie and Quezada chose to collect their winnings not on an annuity basis but on a cash basis, which historically has been the most popular option among big Powerball winners.

Meanwhile, MacKenzie is commonly considered the winner of the largest prize ever on one ticket. Powerball players this weekend probably should not get too pumped about possibly following in her footsteps just yet, though: The lottery sponsor has calculated the odds of hitting the jackpot as 1 in 175,223,510.

To anyone without either experience or knowledge of its flagship product, the Multi-State Lottery Association offers this capsule description: “Powerball is a combined large jackpot game and a cash game. Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, we draw five white balls out of a drum with 59 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 35 red balls. … Players win by matching one of the ‘9 Ways to Win.’ The jackpot (won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball) is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump-sum payment. Each ticket costs $2.” Powerball is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Below is a list of U.S. television stations/channels showing the Powerball drawing Saturday, more or less on state-by-state and city-by-city bases:

Arkansas

Fayetteville, KNWA 51

Little Rock, KARK 4

Colorado

Colorado Springs, KXRM 21

Denver, KDVR 31

Grand Junction, KDVR 31

Pueblo, KXRM 21

Pueblo, KWGN 31

Connecticut

Hartford, WTIC 61

District of Columbia

Arlington, Va., WJLA 8

Florida

Daytona Beach, WTMO 31

Daytona Beach, WKMG 6

Fort Lauderdale, WSCV 51

Fort Lauderdale, WPLG 10

Fort Myers, WWDT 43

Fort Myers, WZVN 7

Gainesville, WCJB 20

Jacksonville, WJXX 25

Jacksonville, WTLV 12

Melbourne, WTMO 31

Melbourne, WKMG 6

Miami, WSCV 51

Miami, WPLG 10

Orlando, WTMO 31

Orlando, WKMG 6

Panama City, WJHG 7

Pensacola, WFGX 35

Pensacola, WEAR 3

Sarasota, WWSB 7

St. Petersburg, WTSP 10

St. Petersburg, WRMD 49

Tallahassee, WTXL 27

Tampa, WTSP 10

Tampa, WRMD 49

West Palm Beach, WPBF 25

Georgia

Atlanta, WSB 2

Augusta, WJBF 6

Columbus, WRBL 3

Macon, WMAZ 13

Savannah, WSAV 13

Toccoa, WNEG 32

Idaho

Boise, KNIN 9

Boise, KIVI 6

Idaho Falls, KPVI 6

Lewiston, KLEW 3

Pocatello, KPVI 6

Twin Falls, KMVT 11

Twin Falls, KTWT 43

Twin Falls, KTID 58

Illinois

Chicago-Statewide, WGN 9

Iowa

Davenport, KWQC 6

Des Moines, WOI 5

Kirksville, Mo., KTVO 3

Sioux City, KTIV 4

Waterloo, KWWL 7

Louisiana

Alexandria, KALB 5

Baton Rouge, COX 4

Lafayette, COX 4

Lake Charles, KVHP 29

Monroe, KARD 14

New Orleans, WVUE 8

Shreveport, KTAL 6

Maine

Bangor, WABI 2

Portland, WPFO 23

Presque Isle, WAGM 8

Maryland

Baltimore, WBAL 11

Hagerstown, WHAG 25

Massachusetts

Needham, WCVB 5

Michigan

Lansing, WLAJ 53

Marquette, WJMN 3

Musketon, WMKG 38

Minnesota

Duluth, WDIO 10

Hibbing, WIRT 13

Mankato, KEYC 12

Rochester, KTTC 10

St. Paul, KSTC 45

Missouri

Columbia, KQFX 22

Jefferson City, KQFX 22

Kansas City, WDAF 4

Nebraska

Hastings, KHAS 5

New Hampshire

Derry, WZMY 50

New Jersey

Trenton, WNJT 52

New York

Albany, YNN 9

Binghamton, WBNG 12

Buffalo, WGRZ 2

Elmira, WETM 18

New York, WABC 7

Plattsburgh, WPTZ 5

Rochester, WHAM 13

Syracuse, WSYR 9

Watertown, WSYR 9

North Carolina

Asheville, WLOS 13

Charlotte, WAXN 64

Raleigh, WRAL 5

Washington, WITN 7

Wilmington, WILM 10

Winston-Salem, WXLV 45

North Dakota

Bismarck, KXMB 12

Bismarck, KFYR 5

Devils Lake, WDAZ 8

Dickinson, KQCD 7

Dickinson, KXMA 2

Fargo, KVRR 15

Fargo, WDAY 6

Grand Forks, WDAZ 8

Jamestown, KJRR 7

Minot, KMOT 10

Minot, KXMC 13

Williston, KXMD 11

Williston, KUMV 8

Ohio

Youngstown, WFMJ 21

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, KOKH 25

Oklahoma City, KOCB 34

Oklahoma City, COX 3

Tulsa, COX 3

Oregon

Bend, KTVZ 21

Coos Bay, KMTZ 23

Eugene, KMTR 16

Klamath Falls, KOTI 2

Medford, KOBI 5

Roseburg, KTCW 18

Springfield, KMTR 16

Pennsylvania

Altoona, WTAJ 10

Erie, WJET 24

Harrisburg, WGAL 8

Johnstown, WTAJ 10

Lancaster, WGAL 8

Philadelphia, WPVI 6

Pittsburgh, WTAE 4

Scranton, WNEP 16

Wilkes-Barre, WNEP 16

Rhode Island

East Providence, WPRI 12

South Carolina

Aiken/Augusta, WRDW 12

Charleston, WCSC 5

Columbia, WLTX 19

Greenville, WHNS 21

Hilton Head, WHHI 3

Myrtle Beach, WMBF 32

Rock Hill/Charlotte, WMYT 12

Tennessee

Chattanooga, WTVC 9

Jackson, WBBJ 7

Knoxville, WBIR 10

Memphis, WREG 3

Nashville, WKRN 2

Tri-Cities, WKPT 19

Texas

Amarillo, KFDA, 10

U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, WCVI 27

Vermont

Burlington, WCAX 3

Virginia

Hampton Roads, WAVY 10

Harrisonburg, WHSV 3

Richmond, WTVR 6

Roanoke, WDBJ 7

Washington

Spokane, KSKN 22

West Virginia

Beckley, WVNS 59

Bluefield, WVNS 59

Bluefield, WVVA 6

Clarksburg, WBOY 10

Elkins, WBOY 10

Fairmont, WBOY 10

Huntington, WSAZ 3

Morgantown, WBOY 10

Oak Hill, WOAY 4

Oak Hill, WVNS 59

Parkersburg, WTAP 15

Wheeling, WTRF 7

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