Alaska’s favorite ice guessing game has 44 winning tickets

NENANA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s favorite guessing game didn’t appear to be too hard to predict this year.

There were a whopping 44 winners of the Nenana Ice Classic, evenly splitting the $300,000 jackpot. The annual game is a prediction of when the ice will go out on the Tanana River in Nenana. The tripod set up on the ice was tripped at 3:39 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on April 23.

Ice classic manager Cherrie Forness says each ticket holder will pocket $6,818. The winner’s names and where they purchased their tickets will be posted on the game’s website.

Forness said as far as she knows, all the winners were from Alaska.

The 44 winning tickets is a lot, but far from a record. Forness says there were 58 winning tickets in 1973.

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