Call this lottery National Mall, not Powerball

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Feeling lucky?
Both New York senators are holding lotteries to give away tickets to President Barack Obama's inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013.

The tickets won't get you into one of the many extravagant balls, but will admit you to a closer seat to the actual ceremony on the western front section of the Capitol Building.

The odds of winning, as in most lotteries, are long. 
To enter the lottery being held by Sen. Charles Schumer, you can begin by clicking here.
For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's lottery, try this link.

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And for more information about the inaugural ceremony itself, click here.

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