Company has yet to decide if shot is worth $50K
FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — It could be a few weeks before 11-year-old Nate Smith learns if he'll collect a $50,000 prize for shooting a puck through a tiny hole 89 feet away — or if he'll be whistled for a rules violation instead.
The problem is Nate stood in for his identical twin, Nick, when he made the incredible shot at a charity game Thursday in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault (FAIR'-boh). Nick was outside when his ticket was drawn, so his brother stepped in.
Their father soon told organizers Nate, not Nick, made the shot.
The promotions company insuring the raffle is Odds On Promotions of Reno, Nev. Carlos Concha, general manager of its parent company, said Tuesday it usually takes him about three weeks to process a claim, and he hasn't spoken yet with anyone involved.