Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Quirky NEWS

Siblings win $10,000 in icy treasure hunt


UPI News Service, 01/30/2008 

A brother-sister team from Wisconsin braved 40-below-zero wind chills in the dark early Wednesday to win the St. Paul (Minn.) Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt.

ADVERTISEMENT
Andrew Burke, 21, of Knapp, Wis., and his sister, Jessica French, 26, of Baldwin, Wis., won $10,000 plus $1,200 in groceries for finding the medallion hidden in St. Paul's Mounds Regional Park under a fallen tree shortly after midnight, reported the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which sponsored the 57th annual mid-winter treasure hunt.

The siblings, in just their second year trying their hand at the competition, found the medallion, wrapped in a 3M Highland Invisible Tape carton and wrapped in plastic, soon after the newspaper published the 11th clue of the 12-clue hunt.

Burke, a University of Wisconsin-Stout student, told newspaper officials he was "excited, stoked" when he realized their good fortune. He said he and his sister had spent up to eight hours a night searching for the medallion.

"A lot of clues still don't make a lot of sense to me," Burke said.


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.045212030410767 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed