Are you a Ham-a-holic? Launching tomorrow, Ham App is an iPhone app that does one thing: help you enter the lottery to see Hamilton. The hit musical is sold out for months, so the best chance that most fans have (besides paying a premium for tickets or risk purchasing from a scalper) is to enter the daily lottery.
Now with Ham App, you will be reminded every day when the lottery opens with a simple and fun push notification, taking you directly to the lottery entry page. Hamilton fans will never again miss a chance to enter the lottery (that is, until it moves offline and back to its brick-and-mortar location at the Richard Rogers Theatre.)
In addition, Ham App works in tandem with the website for the Hamilton Lottery to auto-fill your personal information every day that you enter—a process that takes just a few seconds.
Ham App was developed by Lukas Thoms, an avid Hamilton fan and co-founder of the local shopping app Shophood.
“Immediately after I saw Hamilton a few weeks ago I wanted to see it again. Since it’s sold out for the rest of the year, the best chance I have is to enter the lottery. After going through the cumbersome lottery process, I realized I could make it much easier to enter the lottery. So I did,” said Thoms. He emphasized that he is just a fan of Hamilton, and not in any way affiliated with the musical.
Ham App is available beginning Wednesday March 16 for download in the App Store.