ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Sen. Charles Schumer has announced the winners of his statewide lottery for 100 pairs of tickets to be part of the papal audience on the West Lawn of the Capitol following Pope Francis’ address to Congress on Sept. 24.
Schumer said Wednesday that there were more than 11,000 entrants from around the state in the online lottery. The winners were selected on Aug. 27 and notified personally.
Schumer’s office also conducted a statewide lottery to find one winner of his office’s sole ticket to pope’s historic address to Congress. Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress. The winner of this ticket is Carmen Esteras from the Bronx.