Schumer Conducts Lottery for Inauguration Tickets

Buffalo, NY – The office of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is expected to announce the winners of Inauguration tickets Monday.

Schumer says after receiving thousands of request for tickets to the historic event, he conducted a lottery. He says he received 100,000 requests for Inauguration tickets within the first two weeks of the election of Barack Obama. But Schumer says despite representing 19 million people in New York State he was issued only 395 tickets to the Presidential Inauguration.

Schumer also received some heartfelt letters asking for a chance to watch the first African American President take the oath of office.

Schumer emphasized that the winners can not give the ticket to someone else. He says the are non-transferable. Schumer reminded the public that even if you can't get a ticket for a seat, you would still be stand outside the U.S. Capitol and watch the Inaugural parade.

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