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Winners of Alaska spring guessing contest to split jackpot


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Organizers of Alaska's favorite guessing contest say 42 winning tickets will split this year's $267,444 jackpot.

Nenana Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness (SHER'-ee for-NESS') says tickets represent correct guesses on when the ice on the Tanana (TA'-nan-nah) River moved.

The ice went out at 1 p.m. Monday. For contest purposes, that means the official correct guess was 12 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.

Each of the winning tickets is valued at $6,367.71. The amount pocketed is $4,584.75 after 28 percent is withheld for the Internal Revenue Service.

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