Friday, December 7, 2012

Schumer: Get your lottery tickets here

No, not Power Ball or other such games of chance but the lottery for those New Yorkers wishing to attend President Obama’s inauguration next month:

Sen. Chuck Schumer has made himself the go-to guy for these tickets as noted below:

With one week left until the deadline, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged New Yorkers to go to his website and submit requests for tickets to the 57th Presidential Inauguration, on January 21, 2013, in Washington D.C. Schumer announced earlier this month that he is conducting a statewide lottery to distribute inaugural tickets to New Yorkers who request them. The office has received requests for tickets from constituents across the state who are trying to experience a piece of American history by seeing President Obama sworn in for his second term as President. Schumer’s office will distribute tickets during a random drawing that will be held on December 14, 2012. The deadline to submit requests is one week away, on December 13, 2012, with requests ONLY being accepted through Schumer’s website. Tickets for the swearing-in ceremony are only provided through Congressional offices and are free of charge.

 “Time is ticking – submit for your inaugural tickets today,” said Schumer. “I am thrilled that constituents from across New York State will have the opportunity to receive tickets to this historic event, and with one week left until the deadline, I encourage those interested to go to my website and enter for a chance to experience history outside of the United States Capitol. As a chair of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, I am glad that several New York businesses will be among those providing top-of-the-line refreshments and entertainment at the 57th Presidential Inauguration, and now New Yorkers will have the opportunity to enter a lottery through my office to receive tickets to this historic event.”

To enter, New Yorkers should go to http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/inauguration.cfm <http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/inauguration.cfm> , and fill out the entry form (due to volume, requests cannot be accepted by phone). Entrants will be asked to submit their name and address. Two tickets will be given to each lottery winner, and winners will be notified personally after the lottery is held. Schumer noted that only the names of the winners could be made public. POST

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