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US Senator Chris Dodd’s office has received over 10,000 requests for tickets to the swearing-in ceremony for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

In a press release Monday, Dodd’s office said he will receive 393 tickets and of those 200 will be given out at random.

If you are a Connecticut resident and want your name thrown into the hat then please contact Dodd’s office by fax at 202-224-1083 or email:  inauguration at before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17.

1.    Each entrant must be a resident of the state of Connecticut.

2.    One entry per person.

3.    Each individual is eligible for a maximum of two tickets.

4.    Those who have requested tickets to date will be entered into the drawing and do not need to re-submit their request.

5.    All future requests must be made via email or fax.

6.    No request will be accepted after 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 17, 2008.

7.    Tickets are non-transferable and must be picked up in person with a valid photo ID on Monday January 19, 2009.

8.    Tickets will not be distributed to groups, organizations, corporations or other entities.