White House Easter egg roll lottery begins Thursday

Thursday is your chance to get in on the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Tickets are available through an online lottery, which begins at 10 a.m. and will close at 10 a.m. Monday.

This year's traditional White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012.

The event is tied to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative to end childhood obesity. The event will have music, sports courts, storytelling and an Easter egg roll.

Here’s how to get tickets – from the White House: White House Easter Egg Roll tickets will be distributed through an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1878. The lottery will open for entries on March 1st at 10:00am and close on March 5th at 10:00am.

Full ticketing details will be available at on the White House site.