Requests have been pouring into U.S. Senator Charles Schumer's office from New Yorkers looking to attend President Obama's second inauguration.

But if you want tickets, you'll have to ask for them online.

Schumer's office is holding a statewide internet lottery to distribute the free tickets, which are only available through congressional offices.

The senator's office has set up a website where people can enter the lottery: http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/inauguration.cfm

The random drawing will be held December 14th, with the deadline to register the day before.