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And the winners are...

Little Misses Park Rapids, from left, Sarah Gorder and Madysen Sanders and Miss Teen Park Rapids Denia Brown shuffled the Jingle Bells tickets each time before drawing one. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Hundreds arrived for holiday merriment at the eighth annual Jingle Bells drawing Thursday, but there were no shouts of joy as the numbers for the winning tickets were drawn.

No one stepped up to claim the major prizes in the event that's "taken on a life of its own."

An estimated 800,000 tickets were in the bin this year, 62 area merchants participating.

The first ticket drawn for the $5,000 prize was (unofficial) 7341452 and the five $1,000 prize (unofficial) numbers were one - 7258437, two - 7118075, three - 7246216, four - 7221313 and five - 7359983.

Ten tickets were drawn for each prize.

Prizes must be claimed by noon Friday, Jan. 7 at the Park Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.

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