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'Hamilton' Tickets For $10? This Is No Joke

LOS ANGELES (  — The Broadway smash "Hamilton" opens Friday at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, and there's still one way for you to get a cheap seat.

As in New York,  tickets for the show are expensive and hard to get. A premium seat can cost you more than $1,700. However, there is an alternative: A lottery-style selection process will give fans the chance to see the show for only $10.

Every performance will have 40 tickets available for $10 each that can only be obtained through a lottery. Here's how it works:

To enter, you must download the Hamilton app on your smart phone or visit

After registering, you can enter the lottery beginning two days prior to each performance. Hamilton organizers reported Friday that registrants were seeing a delay in receiving their email verifications, which are required before they can enter the lottery.

The lottery will open at 11 a.m. -- two days prior to the performance -- and close at 9 a.m. the day before the performance. If you win, you will be notified at approximately 11 a.m. the day prior to the performance via email and/or text message.

Each lottery winner will receive two tickets. You must purchase your tickets by 4 p.m. the day prior to the performance or you will lose them.

The tickets will be available via will-call. There's a limit of one entry, per person, per performance. The tickets could be for anywhere in the theater, including the front row, Hamilton organizers said.

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