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Boy Hits $50,000 Hockey Shot, May Not Get Prize (Video)
During the intermission of a “Shattuck vs The World” charity hockey game at Shattuck St. Mary’s Ice Arena in Fairbault, Minnesota, eleven-year-old Nate Smith stepped onto the ice and delivered a puck through a hole less than four inches wide from 89-feet away. That shot won Nate $50,000 from Odds On Promotions, or so he thought.
Apparently, it was Nate’s twin brother, Nick, whose name was drawn from the box, but with Nick outside playing with his friends, Nate stepped in for his identical twin brother and made the shot. However, Nate felt bad about his act of deception afterwards, and he along with his father, Pat, decided to come forward and confess about the switch the following day.
While their confession may have helped them deal with their conscience, it could end up hurting their wallets, as Odds On Promotions is currently investigating why Nate took the shot instead of Nick, and whether or not their insurance will cover the costs, even though the person on the ticket that was drawn was not the one who ended up taking the shot.
Here is a report on the incident.
Hat Tip – [The Star]