Morning shows cover billion dollar-plus ‘Mega Millions’ jackpot win
After the record-breaking Mega Millions lottery $1 billion dollar jackpot was finally won Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, the network morning newscasts offered extended coverage of the win Wednesday morning.
NBC’s “Today” used its large video wall to display the winning numbers on 3D balls before pulling out to reveal two live shots on the studio’s mobile vertical flat panels, before tossing to a live report from Joe Fryer complete with an animated wipe featuring white and red balls.
Steve Osunsami, who was on the ground in South Carolina, where the winning ticket was sold, was shown on the alcove’s vertical panel.
“CBS This Morning,” meanwhile, had the story in its “EyeOpener” segment and then also showcased the winning numbers on the studio’s large video wall, before the handheld shot panned over to another video array to remind viewers of another chance to win — with Powerball.