Have you seen Hamilton or Dear Evan Hansen yet? If you haven’t and you don’t want to pay the hundreds of dollars only to wait a year before you get to see it, there’s another way. The chances are slim, like winning the lottery…
There are a few different lotteries to choose from, but today we are going to focus on TodayTix. TodayTix offers a lottery option in order to secure tickets to some of Broadway’s favorite shows, Hamilton included!
What is the TodayTix lottery system?
The TodayTix Lottery system allows you to enter for a chance to win either discounted or free tickets to some of your favorite shows. I’ve seen a bunch of my friends post on their Facebook feeds that they’ve won lottery tickets to see shows like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hanston — proof that this system does work and is worth putting the time in if you have the patience and aren’t in a rush to see any particular show. You can also check Broadway World for more user feedback about the success of their lottery entries.
How does the TodayTix lottery system work?
If you don’t have the TodayTix app yet, download it here and get $10 off your first purchase!
DOWNLOAD THE APP
Once you have TodayTix on your phone, open it up and browse by your desired metro.
As you scroll down the list of available shows, you notice that not every show has a “lottery” option. If the lottery is available for the show, you’ll see a small red banner at the top of the show’s preview image. It will read something to the effect of “$$ Lottery tickets”. This will indicate that the show has a lottery running.
SET ALERT FOR LOTTERY
Click on the image for the show you’d like to enter the lottery on. If the lottery isn’t currently open, there will be a message that reads “Not currently available”. You’ll have the option of setting an alert so that you will receive a notification once the lottery has opened for entry. Follow the instructions they provide to ensure you receive your notification successfully.
IF THE LOTTERY IS CURRENTLY OPEN
If the lottery is open when you check, you’ll have the option to “Enter the ticket lottery”. From here you’ll be prompted to select the number of desired tickets (maximum 2). Select from the times provided and enter. You’ll be asked to enable your push notifications so that you will receive notifications regarding your entry. Enable them! I’ve had too many friends miss out on their Hamilton Lottery winning tickets because they didn’t see their notification in time.
IF YOU WIN
When you win the lottery, you typically have 30-60 minutes to claim your prize. If you miss this window, even by a minute, tough luck!
You can check out the TodayTix official site to learn more about the rules of their lottery system.
Happy Show-going, Thespians!