The Teal Lake Melt-Down is a contest to select the exact day and time the replica mine shaft head-frame structure drops through the ice of Teal Lake in Negaunee, Michigan. The closest entry to the exact day and time determines the winner. The winning entry is worth 50% of the contest net proceeds or $500, whichever is greater. Entries are $5.00 for each guess. Recent prize money awarded was $1,508 in 2019, $1,579 in 2020, $2,188 in 2021, and $2,431 in 2022. With the increasing popularity of the Teal Lake Melt-Down fundraiser we're hoping payouts continue to rise each year!
History of dates and times of the structure falling through the ice includes the following most recent years: 2022 - April 30 @ 6:19pm (18:19); 2021 - April 5 @ 3:18pm (15:18); 2020 - May 3 @ 12:37am (00:37); 2019 - April 26 @ 12:18pm; 2017 - April 9 @ 3:00am; 2016 - April 20 @ 10:00am. Submit your entries on the next page (please note that entries are to be made in military time, i.e. 2:00pm is 14:00 military time).
* Melt-Down is the exact time the structure (mining head frame) breaks through the ice.
* The closest entry to the exact date/time determines the winner.
* In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by the earlier entry purchase date.
* The winning entry will be worth 50% of the net contest proceeds or $500 (whichever is greater).
* You may submit up to 20 online entries at a time; only one entry per paper hard copy ticket is allowed; however, you may enter as many times as you would like.
* In the event of an unforeseen occurrence (malicious act, tampering, acts of nature, equipment failure, or otherwise) all decisions of the Melt-Down Committee to award the winner are final
* Ticket sales and online sales will end on April 1, 2022. The winning entry must be purchased at least 48 hours prior to the sinking of the structure.
* By providing your email address you opt-in to allow the Negaunee Lions Club & Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce permission to email you in the event you are the winner and for future contest notifications.