What time is the Powerball drawing tonight? What channel should I watch it on? Get all the details you need on the live streams available for the drawing, what TV stations to watch, when the drawing will take place, and more. Please note that sometimes, TV channels that are supposed to show a live broadcast of the drawing decide not to broadcast it after all. If your channel did not broadcast the live drawing, you might want to keep a window open on your computer so you can watch the livestream. We’ll post the winning numbers as soon as they’re drawn and share the link so you can see them here.
We’re especially excited about tonight’s drawing because it’s one of the biggest jackpots yet. Yes, the jackpot for $1.4 billion in January was the all-time largest. But that one was split three ways, with each winner bringing home $528.8 million before taxes. If only one person wins tonight’s jackpot, they’ll bring home $415 million, which is just a little over $100 million less than what the winners of the big jackpot got. In addition, because fewer people are playing tonight than they did in January, you have less of a chance of sharing the jackpot with someone else. Excited yet?
Here’s how to watch the drawing tonight.
DATE: May 7, 2016
DRAWING TIME: 10:59 p.m. Eastern
DRAWING LIVE STREAM: Click Here for all the instructions on how to watch the drawing online.
POWERBALL AMOUNT: $415 Million
TV CHANNEL: The drawing is going to be broadcast on different networks depending on where you are living. Different stations, like ABC, CBS, and FOX are broadcasting the drawing depending on your region. These channels may be updated, so please see Powerball.com for the latest information. Not all cities are showing it live and Powerball doesn’t have listings for every state, so we added additional information as we were able to find it. If your city doesn’t have a live broadcast, you can still livestream it online. To find your city, just look for your state in the alphabetical list and see if your city is listed beneath
Alabama & Alaska
Alabama and Alaska aren’t listed on Powerball’s site because the states aren’t participating in the Powerball. Find out more here.
Arizona wasn’t listed on Powerball’s website. However, the Arizona Lottery site says that players in Tucson can tune in to KOLD News 13 at 10:25 pm to hear the results.
Ft. Smith – ABC KHOG – Channel 29 & 40
Little Rock – ABC KATV – Channel 7
Los Angeles – IND KCAL – Channel 9.1
San Jose – IND KAXT-CD – Channel 1.6
Colorado didn’t have a listing on Powerball’s website. Colorado’s lottery site is here, but it’s currently limited due to the huge number of people on the site.
Hartford – FOX WTIC Channel 61 and WB WCCT Channel 20
Powerball’s website also didn’t have a listing for Delaware. Delaware’s lottery site, which is here, has a link for watching the Powerball online but that link currently doesn’t work. See this story for watching the drawing online.
Ft. Myers – ABC WZVN – Channel 7
Gainesville – ABC WCJB – Channel 20
Jacksonville – ABC WJXX Channel 25 and NBC WTLV Channel 12
Miami – ABC WPLG – Channel 10
Orlando – CBS WKMG – Channel 6
Panama City – NBC WJHG – Channel 7
Pensacola – ABC WEAR – Channel 3
Sarasota – ABC WWSB – Channel 7
Tallahassee – ABC WTXL – Channel 27
Tampa – CBS WTSP – Channel 10
West Palm Beach – ABC WPBF – Channel 25
Atlanta – ABC WSB-TV – Channel 2
Augusta – ABC WJBF – Channel 6
Columbus – WRBL CBS – Channel 3
Macon – CBS WMAZ – Channel 13
Savannah – NBC WSAV – Channel 13
Hawaii isn’t listed on Powerball’s site because the state isn’t participating in the Powerball. Find out more here.
Boise – NBC KTVB – Channel 7
Idaho Falls/Pocatello – NBC KPVI – Channel 6
North Idaho – CBS KLEW – Channel 3
Twin Falls – NBC KTFT – Channel 7
Chicago/Statewide – WGN – Channel 9
Evansville – CW WTVW – Channel 7
Ft. Wayne – FOX WFFT – Channel 55
Indianapolis – FOX WXIN – Channel 59
South Bend – NBC WNDU – Channel 16
Terre Haute – NBC WTWO – Channel 2
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo – NBC KWWL – Channel 7
Ottumwa – CBS KTVO – Channel 3
Sioux City – NBC KTIV – Channel 4
Southwest Kansas – IND KDGL – Channel 23.1
Kentucky wasn’t listed on Powerball’s website. However, according to the Kentucky Lottery website, you can watch the drawing on WGN TV.
Alexandria – NBC KALB – Channel 5
Baton Rouge/Lafayette – COX Cable – Channel 4
Lake Charles – FOX KVHP – Channel 29
New Orleans – FOX WVUE – Channel 8
Shreveport – CW KPXJ – Channel 21
Bangor – CBS WAVI – Channel 5.1
Portland – FOX WPFO – Channel 23
Presque Isle – CBS WAGM – Channel 8.2
Baltimore – NBC WBAL – Channel 11
Massachusetts wasn’t listed on Powerball’s website. According to Mass Live, there are no Massachusetts TV stations that will be airing the drawing live tonight. However, you may be able to watch it anyway if you have access to any of these affiliates: Hartford’s WTIC Channel 61 & WCCT Channel 20 or Derry’s WBIN Channel 18.
Flint – CBS WNEM – Channel 5
Grand Rapids – KXSP MYTV Channel 11, 15, and 18
Lansing – ABC WLAJ – Channel 51
Negaunee – NBC WLUC Channel 6.1 and ELUC FOX Channel 6.2
Traverse City – WGTU ABC Channels 29 and 8
Minnesota isn’t listed on Powerball’s site. The site LottoTube lists the following channels, but these have not been verified. Check your local station to find out if these will be airing the Powerball live:
Duluth – ABC WDIO – Channel 10
Hibbing – ABC WIRT – Channel 13
Mankato – CBS KEYC – Channel 12
Rochester – NBC KTTC – Channel 10
St. Paul – IND KSTC – Channel 45
Mississippi isn’t listed on Powerball’s site because the state isn’t participating in the Powerball. Find out more here.
Columbia – FOX KQFX – Channel 22
Kansas City – FOX WDAF – Channel 4
Hastings – NBC KHAS – Channel 5.1
Nevada isn’t listed on Powerball’s site because the state isn’t participating in the Powerball. Find out more here.
Derry – IND WBIN – Channel 18
Powerball didn’t have a station listed for New Jersey. A story posted by NJ.com didn’t list any New Jersey stations, but suggested watching New York City’s broadcast on ABC 7 or Philadelphia’s on ABC WPVI 6.
New Mexico isn’t listed on Powerball’s website. The state’s own lottery website also doesn’t list a TV station. New Mexico might be a lucky state though, since a resident won a $2 million Powerball last week. Your best bet is likely to watch it online.
Albany – IND YNN – Channel 9
Binghamton – CBS WBNG – Channel 12
Buffalo – NBC WGRZ – Channel 2
Elmira – NBC WETM – Channel 18
New York City – ABC WABC – Channel 7
Plattsburgh – NBC WPTZ – Channel 5
Watertown – ABC WSYR – Channel 9
Asheville – ABC WLOS – Channel 13
Charlotte – IND WAXN Channel 64
Greensboro/Winston-Salem – ABC WXLV – Channel 45
Greenville/Washington – NBC WITN – Channel 7
Raleigh – CBS WRAL – Channel 5
North Dakota wasn’t listed on Powerball’s website. The site Lotto Tube does list some TV stations, but keep in mind that these stations have not been verified. You might want to check with your local station to make sure it really is broadcasting the Powerball drawing live. Otherwise, watch the drawing online.
Bismark – CBS KCMB Channel 12 & NBC KFYR Channel 5
Devil’s Lake – ABC WDAZ Channel 8
Dickinson – NBC KQCD Channel 7 & CBS KXMA Channel 2
Fargo – FOX KVRR Channel 15 & ABC WDAY Channel 6
Grand Forks – ABC WDAZ Channel 8
Jamestown – FOX KJRR Channel 7
Minot – NBC KMOT Channel 10 & CBS KXMC Channel 13
Williston – CBS KXMD Channel 11 & NBC KUMV Channel 8
Ohio was not listed on Powerball’s official website as having a TV broadcast. The website Lotto Tube does list one TV station, listed below, as airing the drawing, however this has not been verified. Ohio’s official lottery website lists a number of TV stations, but then points visitors to the Powerball website to view the Powerball drawing live. You might want to call the station to make sure it is airing the drawing live. Otherwise, you can watch the drawing online.
Youngstown – NBC WFMJ – Channel 21
Oklahoma was also not listed as having a live TV broadcast on Powerball’s official website. The website Lotto Tube lists a few TV stations, shown below, but these have not been verified. You might want to call your local station to find out if it is airing the drawing live, or you can watch the drawing online.
Oklahoma City – FOX KOKH Channel 25, CW KOCB Channel 34, & COX MEDIA Channel 3
Tulsa – COX MEDIA Channel 3
Bend – NBC KTVZ – Channel 21
Coos Bay – NBC KMCB – Channel 22
Eugene – NBC KMTR – Channel 17
Medford – NBC KOTI Channel 2 & NBC KOBI Channel 5
Roseburg – NBC KTCW – Channel 45
Erie – ABC WJET – Channel 24
Harrisburg/Lancaster – NBC WGAL – Channel 8
Johnstown/Altoona – CBS WTAJ – Channel 10
Moosic – ABC WNEP – Channel 16
Philadelphia – ABC WPVIA – Channel 6
Pittsburgh – WTAE ABC – Channel 4
East Providence – CBS WPRI – Channel 12
Aiken/Augusta – CBS WRDW – Channel 12
Charleston – CBS WCSC – Channel 5
Columbia – CBS WLTX – Channel 19
Florence/Myrtle Beach – NBC WMBF – Channel 10
Greenville/Spartanburg – FOX WHNS – Channel 21
Hilton Head – IND WHHI – Channel 3
Rock Hill/Charlotte – MNT WMYT – Channel 12
South Dakota didn’t have a broadcast listing on Powerball’s official website. Your best bet may be to watch the drawing online.
Chattanooga – ABC WTVC – Channel 9
Jackson – ABC WBBJ – Channel 7
Johnson City – ABC WKPT – Channel 19
Knoxville – NBC WBIR – Channel 10
Memphis – CBS WREG – Channel 3
Nashville – ABC WKRN – Channel 2
Austin – Telemundo NEYE Channel 55 & CBS KEYE Channel 42
Dallas-Ft. Worth – CBS KTVT Channel 11 & ABC WFAA Channel 8
Harlingen – ABC KRGV – Channel 5
Houston – CBS KHOU Channel 11 & ABC KTRK Channel 13
Laredo – Telefutura KETF Channel 31 & Univision KLDO Channel 19 & FOX KXO Channel 39
Utah isn’t listed on Powerball’s site because the state isn’t participating in the Powerball. Find out more here.
Burlington – CBS WCAX – Channel 3
Harrisonburg – ABC WHSV – Channel 3
Richmond – ABC WRIC – Channel 8
Roanoke – CBS WDBJ – Channel 7
Virginia Beach – NBC WAVY – Channel 10
Christiansted, St. Croix – ABC WSVI – Channel 8
Washington didn’t have a broadcast listing on Powerball’s official website. Your best bet may be to watch the drawing online or find a nearby state that is broadcasting live that you can watch locally. Lotto Tube does have a listing, but this has not been verified. Call the station to make sure it’s broadcasting the drawing live.
Spokane – CW KSKN – Channel 22
Arlington – ABC WJLA – Channel 28
Beckley/Oak Hill – ABC WOAY – Channel 50
Bridgeport – CBS WDTV Channel 5
Charleston/Huntington – NBC WSAZ – Channel 3
Hagerstown, MD – NBC WHAG – Channel 25
Wisconsin didn’t have a broadcast listing on Powerball’s official website. Your best bet may be to watch the drawing online or find a nearby state that is broadcasting live that you can watch locally.
Wyoming didn’t have a broadcast listing on Powerball’s official website. Your best bet may be to watch the drawing online or find a nearby state that is broadcasting live that you can watch locally.
Do you know of a channel that is broadcasting the drawing live but it’s not listed above? Please leave a comment below and let us know!
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