LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A local congressman is holding a lottery to give his constituents a chance to get a bit closer to His Holiness Pope Francis during his upcoming U.S. visit.

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) says he has a limited number of tickets for people to stand on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol during Pope Francis’ Joint Meeting of Congress in Washington D.C.

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Those interested in entering the lottery to attend the historic event on Sept. 24 must live in the 33rd Congressional District, which includes Rancho Palos Verdes, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Calabasas and Malibu.

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The stop is expected to be one of several during Pope Francis’ six-day tour of the nation.

The deadline to enter the lottery is 10 a.m. on Sept. 8. Winners will be drawn and contacted directly with instructions the following day. Winners must pay their own airfare and hotel accommodations.

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