As luck would have it, at the end of last month I found myself to be the winner of four tickets to the swearing in of President Barack Obama. It came as a huge surprise to me because I hadn’t tried especially hard to get them. After Robert came home one day and told me about how the tickets were hot commodity, I did a little googling to find out just how one gets their hands on a “golden ticket.” Turns out it’s really pretty easy and free – write your Senator or Representative. Well I e-mailed them all – the Senators of Connecticut, my representative for Connecticut, and the Senators in Virginia (where Robert is a resident.) They all replied saying the same thing: “Our office has had over 10,000 requests for tickets and we will only be getting a little over 200. We are going to put your name in a lottery and let you know if you win.” Lucky me, I won – twice. I was given two tickets from Senator Dodd of Connecticut and two tickets from Representative Courtney of Connecticut. Now all I had to do was personally arrive at their offices on Monday, January 19 and pick up my tickets!
This is the letter from Senator Dodd saying that I had won! I should start playing the lottery!