The 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery opens today, February 23. More than 35,00 people from around the country are expected to gather on the White House lawn to take part in an ongoing tradition begun by First Lady Lucy Hayes in 1878. This year's theme is "Gimme Five", a theme reflective of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative to help kids grow up strong and healthy. The event is structured for children ages 13 and younger including an egg roll, egg hunt, games, and other entertainment.
The event is free but tickets are required. Lottery closes Thursday, February 26 @12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. To apply, click here.