UPDATE: This story has been updated with changes to the online lottery made in early June.
Like the Founding Father whose life inspired it, "Hamilton" wasn't about to give up on a good idea no matter how rocky the initial start. Hey, the United States wasn't built in a day, either.
The perpetually sold-out Broadway musical tried to take its pre-show lottery for $10 front-row tickets online back when the cold weather really started biting on Jan. 5. That experiment lasted less than 24 hours as demand overwhelmed the system for most of the day, then more people got confirmation emails than there were seats available.
It took almost a month, but the digital lottery has resumed as of Feb. 2, now working as intended. This is both good and bad news — here's why.