WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- If you want a chance to go to this year's White House Easter Egg Roll, you'd better act fast.
The deadline to register for the ticket lottery is 10:00am Monday March 5. It opened last Thursday.
Tickets are free, but you must register for the lottery at Recreation.gov. Winners will be notified in the coming weeks.
Thousands of people enter each year to attend the free event on the White House Lawn. About 30,000 wind up attending each year.
This year's Easter Egg Roll will be held Monday, April 9th. It is the day after Easter.
The Easter Egg Roll tradition begin at the White House in 1878. It has been held nearly every year since. The event has grown in popularity, with celebrities and musical guests being added each year.
Families used to line up for tickets outside of the White House each spring. However, in order to give people from outside the Washington-area a better chance, the ticket lottery was moved online several years ago.