Beginning Dec. 26, players in the Maryland State Lottery will have to switch stations to learn whether they won or lost. The state Board of Public Works yesterday granted a five-year contract for telecasting the nightly drawings to WNUV-Channel 54.
The drawings, which have been seen for some years on WJZ-Channel 13, will air live at 7:58 p.m.
Joseph Koff, WNUV's general manager, said the independent station sought the drawing show as a ratings builder. He said the station is talking with lottery officials about making the drawings a half-hour entertainment program sometime in the future.