02/15/2013 06:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

White House Easter Egg Roll 2013: Ticket Raffle Begins On February 21

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WASHINGTON -- Do you enjoy rolling eggs with lots of people, including the president? If so, you'll want to be at your computer next week. Tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll will be distributed via an online lottery system beginning February 21 at 10 a.m. and ending February 25 at 10 a.m.

The 135-year-old event is open to children ages 13 and younger, plus their families. The 2013 edition is scheduled for Monday, April 1.

The event draws 35,000 thousand visitors to the South Lawn of the White House for games, stories and the traditional egg roll.

According to the White House site, "The day's activities -- which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations -- will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, which are key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative."


Watch a time-lapse video of the 2012 event. Hopefully the weather will be just as good this year.