White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery Begins

White House expects some 35,000 people at this year's event on the day after Easter

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013  |  Updated 10:58 AM EDT
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President Barack Obama helps a young participant roll an egg during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 9, 2012.

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The online lottery for tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll began at 10 a.m. today.

Starting then, parents can enter the online lottery for the chance to spend Easter Monday at the White House. The lottery will close at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25. You can enter any time during that time period for an equal chance.

Winners will be notified March 1. The egg hunt is set for Monday, April 1, the day after Easter. The White House expects some 35,000 people at this year's egg hunt.

Other than the egg roll itself, the event also features musical performers, sports activities with star athletes, a story corner and more. Past guests have included J.K. Rowling, Reese Witherspoon, Dominique Dawes, Brian Orakpo and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney.

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