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Boy Makes $50K Hockey Shot, Might Not Get Money

An 11-year-old Minnesota boy wowed the crowd at a celebrity hockey game last week, after he miraculously sank a puck into small hole from over 80 feet away. Nate Smith’s lucky shot was part of a raffle contest last week, with $50,000 up for grabs. The only problem is, Nate’s twin brother Nick is the one who purchased the raffle ticket. Nick was outside when the winning raffle ticket was drawn and his name was called, so Nate quickly took his place and scored the incredible goal.

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In an admirable act of honesty, the twins’ father, Pat Smith came clean about the twin switch-up. “I called back and said it was really Nate who made the shot,” he told CBS. “We thought honesty was the best policy, and we wanted to set a good example for our kids."

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The insurance company is currently deliberating on whether the boys will receive the prize money. (The family said that they would donate a portion of the money to their school and save the rest for college funds.) Check out Nate’s awesome hockey shot:

What do you think? Should the boys still get the money?

Update: The insurance company has decided to not give the family the prize money. The money will be donated to youth hockey leagues instead.

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