NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Hundreds of New Yorkers will be in Washington next month to watch President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, after winning tickets in a lottery held by Sen. Charles Schumer.
Schumer is the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and announced a lottery for 225 pairs of tickets in November.
Schumer said tens of thousands of New Yorkers registered to try to win general admission tickets to the 57th Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies.
About 4 in 10 lottery winners are from the greater New York City area. The metro-area winners break down as follows: 8 winners in the Bronx, 23 in Brooklyn, 18 in Manhattan, 14 in Queens, and 9 in Staten Island. Long Island has 20 winners, 12 in Suffolk County and 8 in Nassau County.
“I am thrilled for these New Yorkers, who will soon be headed to Washington D.C. to witness a piece of America’s history,” Schumer said. “The winners of this lottery have the unique opportunity to attend President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony and I am positive they will remember this moment for years and years to come. Although I wish all of America could attend the Inauguration, there is only so much space, and I ask you to join me in congratulating these lucky New Yorkers for winning their tickets.”
President Obama will be sworn in for the second time on Jan. 21, 2013.
Do you plan to go to Washington for the inauguration? Share your comments below…