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Nate Smith loses $50,000 ice hockey trick shot prize

An 11-year-old boy has been denied a $50,000 prize for scoring an incredible ice hockey shot after admitting his identical twin bought the entry ticket.

Nate Smith swept a puck into a tiny hole in the ice, from 89ft (27m) away.

But the firm that insured the game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, now says breaches of contract and "legal implications" mean it cannot pay out.

Instead, a $20,000 (£12,350) donation to youth hockey in the state will be made in the boys' names, it said.

The twin boys' father, Pat Smith, was going to write Nate's name on the raffle ticket, but he felt "honesty was the best policy".

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