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Tripod Falls in Nenana Ice Classic

April 23, 2012|Mike Ross & Amberia Hill | Channel 2 News
Photo courtesy: Sonny Kruger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska's favorite guessing game came to an end on April 23rd.

Organizers with the Nenana Ice Classic say the ice went out at 8:39 p.m. ADT Monday, but since the Ice Classic bases the contest on Alaska Standard Time, the winning time was 7:39 p.m. AST.

Cherrie Forness with the Ice Classic says it will take several days to determine who won.

Each year, thousands of Alaskans pay $2.50 per ticket to guess the date and time, to the minute, the tripod set up on the Tanana River will fall and trip a clock that is wired to shore.

Last year, 22 people had the correct guess and split the jackpot, which was more than $338,000.

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