Ticketmaster apologizes for inaugural ball ticket error

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(WTVR) — Ticketmaster is apologizing for an error that resulted in tickets to President Obama’s inaugural ball being sold early.

The ticket company mistakenly sent out an email to thousands of people on Sunday.

It contained a link to purchase tickets for the inaugural ball later this month. As a result, the event sold out in six minutes.

Tickets were not supposed to go on sale until Monday morning.