by Channel 2 News staff
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The last musher crossed the finish line weeks ago, but another Iditarod competition is still going on.
You can still pick up tickets for the Iditarod Winter Raffle.
So far only 65 percent of the 4,000 tickets available have been sold. The winter and summer raffles are the largest fundraisers for the race.
As it stands right, now the race is about $140,000 short from sluggish ticket sales.
"This is a great way for Iditarod race fans and members of the community who really value the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska to donate and it's a $100 raffle ticket, but they have a 1 in 200 chance of winning a prize," said Chas St. George, the race's public relations director.
There are 20 prizes in all, including four brand new 2010 Dodge pickup trucks.
Winners will be announced Sunday at Sullivan Arena.