Win Discounted Tickets to Broadway Shows with Digital Lotteries

One of the newer introductions to the Broadway landscape has been the digital lottery. At one time, participating in a lottery for a Broadway show meant going to the box office in person, filling out a lottery slip, and waiting for someone to draw names. Now, most shows that offer lotteries have moved them to a digital format, making it easy for anyone with internet access to enter online.

Ticket lotteries are usually not for free tickets, although occasionally special event lotteries that do provide free tix. Most Broadway lotteries give the lottery winners the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets at a deeply discounted price.

We’ve provided you with a list of digital lotteries for currents shows below.

If you don’t win the lottery, there are other ways to save money on tickets to Broadway shows. Many shows offer promo code discounts, rush tickets, and discounted tickets through the TKTS booths. See our list of discount options for current shows.

Current Digital Lotteries for Broadway Shows




Aladdin: A limited number of $30 tickets will be available via a daily online lottery.

How to Enter: The lottery opens for entries at 7:00 p.m. on the day before the performance and closes at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the performance. If you are selected as a winner, you will have 60 minutes to pay for your tickets via credit card. There’s a limit of two tickets per lottery winner. Seat locations are assigned based on availability and at the discretion of the Box Office. Please note, lottery seats may be partial view. Lottery tickets cannot be transferred to other people or to other performances. Once you’ve paid, you’ll need to use a government-issued ID in order to pick up your tickets. Visit the Aladdin lottery at Broadway Direct for details.

Anastasia:  A limited number of $42 tickets to Anastasia are available through the show’s online lottery.

How to Enter: Visit the Anastasia lottery webpage to enter. You’ll need a social media account (Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin) to enter the lottery. Available performances will be posted by 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time daily (just after midnight). Matinee lotteries close at 9:00 a.m. and evening lotteries close at 2:00 p.m.. Lottery ticket seats may be located in the orchestra or mezzanine and may have a partial view of the stage, and winners might not be able to purchase seats located next to each other. You will receive notification of your lottery status via email or text by 9:05 AM for matinees and 2:05 PM for evening performances. Winners must complete their purchase by 11:00 AM for matinees and by 4:00 PM for evening performances. After completing your purchase, tickets will be available for pickup with your credit card beginning 30 minutes before the performance. Visit the lottery website for details.

The Book of Mormon: A limited number of $50 tickets are available through an online digital lottery.

How to Enter: Entries for the lottery for each performance will be accepted until 11:00 AM EDT the day before the performance. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 12:30 PM EDT the day prior to the performance via email. Winners will also receive a text SMS message (if mobile number is furnished provided the entrant also checks the text consent box.). Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 10:00 PM EDT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link in your winner’s notification email. Winning tickets not purchased by 10:00 PM are forfeited. Your tickets may be partial view and, while every effort will be made to seat pairs together, there is a chance that pairs may be split up. Visit the lottery website for details.

Dear Evan Hansen: A limited number of $42 tickets are available through an online digital lottery.

How to Enter: Available performances will be posted by 12:01 AM Eastern Time. Matinee lotteries close at 9:00 AM and evening lotteries close at 2:00 PM. Additional drawings may be added from time to time. You need to log in via a social media account (facebook, twitter, etc) to participate. Winner are notified by email and text message. Winners will be notified by 9:05 AM for matinees and 2:05 PM for evening performances. The notification period for additional drawings may vary. Winners must complete their purchase by 11:00 AM for matinees and by 4:00 PM for evening performances. The purchase period for additional drawings may vary. After completing your purchase, tickets will be available for pickup with your credit card beginning 30 minutes before the performance. Seats may be located in the orchestra, mezzanine or boxes of the theater and may have a partial view of the stage. In addition, a number of tickets are located in standing room at the rear of the orchestra. There is a wall in front of the standing room locations measuring 4 feet and 4 inches tall. Pairs may be split into different locations. Visit the lottery website for details.




Hamilton: A limited number of $10 tickets are available through an online digital lottery.

How to Enter: Entries are accepted through the Hamilton app or online. A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold to winners of a random lottery drawing. Winners shall be entitled to purchase one (1) or two (2) tickets at $10 each. Only one entry per person per performance. Duplicate entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded. Entries for the lottery for each performance will be accepted until 9:00 AM ET the day before the performance. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent via e-mail at approximately 11:00 AM ET the day prior to the performance. Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM ET the day prior to the performance using the purchase link in your winner’s notification email. Winning tickets not purchased by 4:00 PM ET are forfeited. Your tickets may be partial view and, while every effort will be made to seat pairs together, there is a chance that pairs may be split up. Visit the Hamilton Broadway lottery website for details.

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart: A limited number of $25 tickets are available via a digital lottery through the TodaxTix app.

How to Enter: You’ll need to install the TodayTix app to enter. Within the app, open and select John Lithgow: Stories By Heart, and tap on the John Lithgow: Stories By Heart Lottery. Select the performance you’d like to see, and enter to win up to two $25 Lottery ticket(s). The entry period will begin each day at midnight, and continue until winners are notified 2-4 hours prior to showtime via email and push notification. Pay for your tickets in-app, pick up your tickets from the TodayTix Concierge agent at the American Airlines Theatre beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Kinky Boots: A limited number of $40 tickets will be sold to winners of a random lottery drawing.

How to Enter: Entries for the lottery for each performance will be accepted until 11:00 AM EDT the day before the performance. Winning tickets are $40 and limited to 2 per winner. Only one entry per person per performance. Duplicate entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 12:30 PM EDT the day prior to the performance via email. Winners will also receive a text SMS message (if mobile number is furnished provided the entrant also checks the text consent box.). Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 10:00 PM EDT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link in your winner’s notification email. Winning tickets not purchased by 10:00 PM are forfeited. Tickets may be partial view and, while every effort will be made to seat pairs together, there is a chance that pairs may be split up.  See the entry form and full details.

Latin History for Morons Digital Rush: A limited number of $29 rush tickets are available through the TodaxTix app.

How to Enter: You’ll need to install the TodayTix app to enter. Every performance day, on a first-come, first-served basis, a limited number of Rush tickets will be made available at 10 AM. To unlock this feature, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS requests that you spread the word on social media through the TodayTix app.

The Lion King: A limited number of $30 tickets will be sold to winners of the official Lion King digital lottery.

How to Enter: Lottery entries for each performance will be accepted starting once the prior day’s performance begins and continue up until 9am on the day of the performance. At that time, the lottery for that performance will be closed. After the lottery closes, you will be notified via email within minutes as to whether you won or not. If you are selected as a winner, you have 60 minutes to pay for your tickets via credit card. Seat locations are assigned based on availability and at the discretion of the Box Office. Tickets cannot be transferred to other people or performances. Once you’ve paid, you’ll need to use a government-issued ID in order to pick up your tickets. Visit the Lion King lottery at Broadway Direct for details.  

The Parisian Woman: A limited number of $29 tickets are available the TodayTix mobile lottery.

How to Enter: You’ll need to download the TodayTix app to enter. Within the app, open and select The Parisian Woman, and tap on the The Parisian Woman Lottery. Select the performance you’d like to see, and enter to win up to two $29 Lottery ticket(s). The entry period will begin each day at midnight, and continue until winners are notified 2-4 hours prior to showtime via email and push notification. Pay for your tickets in-app, pick up your tickets from the theater box office beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom of the Opera has a daily digital lottery.

How to Enter: You’ll need a social media account (facebook, twitter, or Linkedin) to enter. Available performances will be posted by 7:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) along with the ticket price for the available performances on the day of the performance. Entries must be received no later than 9:00 a.m. ET for both matinees and evening performances.  At approximately 9:00 a.m. ET for both matinees and evening performances, the winners for each corresponding drawing will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. The winners will be contacted with details on how to claim the tickets for the selected performance. To claim tickets winners must complete their purchase before the given deadline and pick up their tickets with their credit card at the box office beginning 30 minutes before the performance. Visit the Phantom of the Opera lottery website for details.

School of Rock: A limited number of $39 tickets are available through the daily School of Rock Broadway Lottery. 

How to Enter: Available performances will be posted at the lottery website by 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) along with the ticket price for the available performances on the day of the performance. Entries must be received no later than 9:00 a.m. ET for matinees and 2:00 p.m. ET for evening performances. At approximately 9:00 a.m. ET for matinees/approximately 2:00 p.m. ET for evening performances, the winners for each corresponding drawing will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. The winners will be contacted via the contact method selected at the time of entry with details on how to claim the tickets for the selected performance. To claim tickets winners must complete their purchase before the given deadline and pick up their tickets with their credit card at the box office beginning 30 minutes before the performance. Visit the School of Rock lottery website for details.

SpongeBob SquarePants: A limited number of $40 tickets are available through the SpongBob SqurePants digital lottery.

How to Enter: Visit the SpongeBob SquarePants lottery page to submit your entry. After the lottery closes, you will be notified via email within minutes as to whether you won or not. If you are selected as a winner, you have 60 minutes to pay for your tickets online. Major credit cards are accepted. IMPORTANT: If you do not pay for your tickets by the deadline listed in your confirmation they will be released and re-sold. After you pay and receive your payment confirmation, you can pick up your tickets at the Box Office no sooner than 30 minutes before show time with a valid photo ID. Seats are assigned at the discretion of the Box Office and cannot be transferred to other people or performances. Visit the Sponge Bob Square Pants Digital Lottery website for details.

Springsteen on Broadway: A limited number of tickets for the performance will be sold to winners of a random lottery drawing.

How to Enter:  Winning tickets are $75 (plus service fees) and limited to 2 per winner. Entries for the lottery for each performance will be accepted until 10:00 AM ET the day before the performance. Only one entry per person per performance. Duplicate entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 12:00 PM ET the day prior to the performance via email. Winners will also receive a text SMS message (if mobile number is furnished provided the entrant also checks the text consent box). Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM ET the day prior to the performance using the purchase link in your winner’s notification email. Winning tickets not purchased by 4:00 PM ET are forfeited. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together, there is a chance that pairs may be split up. Visit the Springsteen on Broadway lottery website for details.

Wicked: A limited number of $35 tickets are available through the Wicked digital lottery.

How to Enter: Visit the Wicked lottery page for a list of available performances and lottery entry times. Fill out the entry form for your selected performance. After the lottery closes, you will be notified via email within minutes as to whether you won or not. If you are selected as a winner, you have 60 minutes to pay for your tickets online. Major credit cards are accepted. IMPORTANT: If you do not pay for your tickets by the deadline listed in your confirmation they will be released and re-sold. After you pay and receive your payment confirmation, you can pick up your tickets at the Box Office no sooner than 30 minutes before show time with a valid photo ID. Seats are assigned at the discretion of the Box Office and cannot be transferred to other people or performances. Visit the Wicked digital lottery page at Broadway Direct for details.

 

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