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White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery Open Through March 23

Here's how to try to get tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll

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Another sign of spring has sprouted in Washington, D.C.: The ticket lottery for this year's White House Easter Egg Roll opened on the morning of March 16.

The annual event, which traditionally takes place the day after Easter, will return to the South Lawn on Monday, April 10.

Tickets for the Easter Egg Roll are free, but there’s a process to get them. First, hopeful visitors must enter an online lottery on this page. The lottery will be open until Thursday, March 23 at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be notified via email on Monday, March 27.

The Easter Egg Roll tradition dates back to 1878. After Congress passed a law forbidding Capitol grounds from being used as a playground, then-President Rutherford B. Hayes invited children to roll Easter eggs outside the White House.

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