The Maryland Board of Public Works today approved the Maryland Lottery’s contract award for televised drawings and related services, naming WBAL-TV as the recipient. The Baltimore station won the contract in a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process.
Under the three-year contract, WBAL-TV, Hearst Television, Inc. will broadcast drawings of the Lottery’s online games and provide related services, which include promoting drawings, winning numbers, jackpots, Lottery winners and other Lottery-related products and events.
“Televised drawings play an important role in the Lottery’s connection with our players, and we’re pleased to continue our successful partnership with WBAL-TV,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica.
The new contract is effective December 11, 2017 and runs through December 10, 2020 with two one-year renewal options. At $4.2 million, the state’s cost for the three-year base contract is unchanged from the previous drawings contract with WBAL-TV, which expires this year.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with the Maryland Lottery, clearly one of the most successful state lottery organizations in the country, and a significant contributor to community programs that affect so many Maryland residents,” said Dan Joerres, President and General Manager of WBAL-TV.