Minn. Family Waits To Hear If Shot Is Worth $50K

FARIBAULT, Minn. (CBS) — It could be a twin killing.

Nate Smith, an 11-year-old boy was at a charity game in Faribault Thursday night when his identical twin brother, Nick, was selected to take a shot for $50,000 on the ice.

All he had to do was get the puck into a tiny hole 89-feet away for the goal of a lifetime.

When his family realized that Nick was outside at the time of the selection, Nate stepped in and took the shot in place of his brother.

He nailed it.

After hitting the miracle shot, however, the kids felt honesty was the best policy and came forward to admit the switcheroo.

Now the promotions company insuring the raffle will review the claim and decide whether or not to award Nate with the jackpot. It will likely be a few weeks before that decision is made.

If they do get the money, the Smiths plan on donating some to their school, some to the hockey association, and they’ll put the rest away for college.


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