Besides being hard to get, Hamilton tickets can be very pricey.
Over the past few years, I’ve entered the Hamilton ticket lottery, trying to win tickets which you then get the chance to purchase for just $10.
I recently started entering the lottery again. I have to admit, I don’t really know much about the show but I’d definitely like to see it due to curiosity. I’ve wondered, is the show worth the hype and the price… (I’ve heard that it is.)
This past Tuesday, I entered various Hamilton ticket lotteries for shows taking place the following week.
The following day, I received an e-mail that I had won tickets (to purchase) for December 4 at 2:00PM!!! Talk about a nice pre-Thanksgiving surprise!
This was pretty exciting as Kim had wanted to see the show, too. Going to a matinee for Hamilton would be a nice date away from the kids. (We love our kids but a little break for a few hours is always nice! 🙂 )
I’m a teacher for the NYC Department of Education. Using our phones during the school day is a big no no.
The e-mail regarding my lottery win came in at 12:12PM. I did not know of my win right away. Once I found out that I had won the lottery, I tried purchasing the tickets. This was at around 2:45 (and after my students had gone home).
When I clicked the link, I got a page not found error or something along those lines.
I was definitely confused as to what the issue was. I then saw that it stated tickets must be purchased within two hours of being notified of winning the lottery. Seriously?
I then found a customer support e-mail. I sent an e-mail at 3:07PM, receiving an automated message soon after. That was of no help. I replied to the message, like the e-mail stated, since my questions were not answered.
I’m now holding out hope that the fine people at the Hamilton Lottery look at my situation and honor my lottery win or give me the opportunity to buy tickets for another date.
Let’s see what happens.