Win free tickets to see Pope Francis in Washington

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with Youth Eucharistic Movement in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The reward of one lottery heating up now in New York State isn’t monetary, it’s historic.

Senior Senator Chuck Schumer announced 201 lucky New Yorkers will get to watch Pope Francis’ historic visit to Washington, D.C. Schumer said he received one guest ticket for the pontiff’s address to congress, and 200 tickets for the audience on the West Lawn of the Capitol.

Schumer says 100 people who enter the lottery will come away with a pair of tickets —  and one additional person will win the coveted ticket to see the meeting in Congress.

ENTER HERE | Anybody interested in winning a coveted ticket, enter here. 

The lottery is one of very few methods for western New Yorkers to get their shot at seeing the pontiff in person, as tickets are scarce. The scarcity prompted Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a warning about scams for expensive, but fake tickets online.

WARNING | View the warning about fake tickets to see Pope Francis. 

See more on Pope Francis’ historic visit to the U.S., including a full schedule here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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