Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Nenana Ice Classic Jackpot is a Record
The guessing game of the Nenana Ice Classic has come to an end
ALASKA - The guessing game of the Nenana Ice Classic has come to an end, and the jackpot has been determined.
It's a total that reaches the record books, with a jackpot of $350,000, but the winners haven't been determined yet.
Organizers of the event say the ice broke at 7:39 p.m. Monday night surprising many, because organizers say the ice doesn't usually go out this early.
During the Nenana Ice Classic Alaskans pay $2.50 per ticket to guess the date and time and minute the tripod on the Nenana River's ice will fall.
Now ticket holders are waiting to see if they hold a piece of the jackpot.
"Because the ice did go out so early, we're kind of behind getting everything entered into our database. It takes about three weeks to get everything into the database we've only been working for little over a week," said Cherri Forness.
22 people won the classic last year and split the jackpot of $338,000.