- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The ice has broken up on the Tanana River in Nenana and organizers of Alaska’s largest guessing game are working to determine who has won some or all of this year’s record jackpot of more than $363,000.

Nenana Ice Classic manager Cherrie (“Sherry”) Forness said the ice broke up Friday at 3:48 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.

She says organizers are still entering information into a database and no winners will be announced until that is complete. She says that could take a week.

Forness says this year’s jackpot of $363,627 is the largest in the classic’s 98-year history.

The jackpot goes to the person who most closely guesses when the ice breaks up, or when the wooden tripod on the ice moves enough to stop a clock it’s connected with on the shore.

In many years, there are multiple winners, but a couple from Kenai pocketed last year’s entire $318,500 jackpot.




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