Ohio will have lottery for tickets to Kasich's annual speech

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, and Donald Trump, right, speak to reporters after a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Out of the presidential race doesn’t mean out of national ticket consideration for Kasich, and Ohio’s two U.S. senators are also being discussed as potential running mates for their party nominees. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich’s office will have an online lottery for Ohioans seeking tickets to the Republican’s final State of the State speech in suburban Columbus.
This year’s address will take place at Otterbein University on March 6 in Westerville, near where the governor lives.
Kasich in past years has delivered the annual speech in Marietta, Lima, Medina, Steubenville and Wilmington, rather than at the Ohio Statehouse.
His office says residents hoping to attend the address can enter a lottery by submitting their names through the office’s website . Each person can request two free tickets. The deadline is noon on Feb. 23.
In past years, about 50 tickets have been made available. Those who are chosen will be notified by email by Feb. 28.