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Nenana Ice Classic winners notified

By Associated Press 8:48 AM May 7, 2014
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) –

The winners of the Nenana Ice Classic have officially been notified about receiving a piece of this year’s record jackpot of more than $363,000.

Charles Zimmerman of Manley Hot Springs is among the holders of 25 winning tickets in the popular annual guessing game.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/v4C9bJ ) says Zimmerman’s share comes out to almost $14,600 before taxes. After taxes, his take is slightly less than $10,475.

To win, people have to guess the date and exact time the ice will break up in the Tanana River in the interior town of Nenana. Each guess takes a $2.50 ticket.

The ice broke up this year on April 25 at 3:48 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.

This year’s jackpot of $363,627 is the largest in the classic’s 98 year-history.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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