Burning Man lottery system for tickets debuts

RENO, Nev. — The Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert may be nine months away, but organizers' new lottery-style system for ticket sales debuts Monday.

Organizers say registration begins Monday and ends Dec. 11 for those who want a crack at 3,000 pre-sale tickets at $420 each. Those who get tickets in a random drawing will be notified no later than Dec. 19.

The bulk of the tickets will be sold in a second lottery-style sale, with results announced by Feb. 1, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

Registration for the main sale starts Jan. 9 and ends Jan. 22. Up for grabs at that time will be 10,000 tickets for $240 each, 15,000 tickets for $320 each and another 15,000 tickets for $390 each.

After those 43,000 tickets are sold, another 10,000 tickets will be sold for $390 each in a first-come, first-serve sale in March. More than 3,500 low-income/scholarship tickets also will be sold for $160 each to qualified applicants.

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