Kenai couple wins Nenana Ice Classic

May 20, 2013 -- 5:00pm


- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Kenai couple has the only winning ticket in this year's Nenana Ice Classic. The ice on the Tanana River went out at 2:41 p.m. AKST on Monday, tripping the tripod in Alaska's favorite guessing game. The game uses standard, not daylight savings time. No one predicted the exact minute the tripod would fall. But Warren and Yvonne Snow of Kenai were a minute off, guessing the time at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, meaning they were the closest. Ice classic manager Cherrie Forness says the Snows win the $318,500 jackpot. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports this was the longest breakup on record for the 97-year-old guessing game. It was three hours longer than the previous record, set at 11:41 a.m., May 20, 1964.

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