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Notre Dame contingents happy to win ticket lottery


Everyone knows the story of Willy Wonka and his golden tickets, but Notre Dame fans say the National Title tickets they just won access to are worth more than gold.

"You know everyone is dying to get them," said Notre Dame freshman Savannah Roy.

Well dying might be a little extreme, but it does not mean people are not willing to pay an arm and a leg to get tickets to see the Irish take on Alabama.

Even people who just want nose bleed seats are probably going to have to pay upwards of $1500 dollars a seat. Unless of course they won the chance to purchase the tickets at face value through the Notre Dame lottery for students and alumni.

"It's awesome," said Austin Pruitt, a Notre Dame student who won tickets in the lottery. "They're like 1500 dollars on stub hub, so it's great that we got them for $150. The alumni donated a lot of money so that was nice that they were like half price."

Not everyone was as lucky, because according to the ticket lottery site more than 100,000 requests were made for the 17,000 tickets allotted to the school.

"It was really disappointing you know, I wanted to go," said Emalee Kernisan. "It would've been awesome to be in the stadium. Somehow we're still going to try to make it work, but I don't see it happening now."

Of course there were also the people who really seemed to have all the luck.

"I was like screaming in my room. I was just like 'AHH I won!'," said Roy. "My sister is going, we both won. She's a sophomore [at Notre Dame] and my dad won two tickets in the [alumni] lottery."

Even with average tickets selling for upwards of $2500 on the web, every Notre Dame fan FOX 28 talked to agreed. They would not part with the tickets, no matter how much they could get.

"I would just never give it up. I want to go so bad so I'm so excited," said Roy.

The cheapest seats are about $1200 per ticket for standing room, but some executive suite tickets are up on Stub Hub for nearly a million dollars. The $950,000 will get you all 14 seats in the suite.

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