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NH Family Wins Trip To Attend Patriots Playoff Game In Denver

By Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV
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Members of the Alix family of New Ipswich, N.H., won tickets to attend the AFC Championship showdown between the Patriots and the Broncos on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Members of the Alix family of New Ipswich, N.H., won tickets to attend the AFC Championship showdown between the Patriots and the Broncos on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

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NEW IPSWICH, N.H. (CBS) — A New Hampshire family is embarking on a trip of a lifetime.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Kody Alix said. “We don’t win anything.”

The Alix family of New Ipswich is heading to Denver, after Carol Alix was the grand prize winner in a raffle run by former Patriots Wes Welker and Matt Light to raise money for their foundations.

The New Ipswich woman entered the online contest two days ago, buying $25 worth of tickets, then forgot all about it.

“I was at home yesterday babysitting my grand kids,” she said. “And I got a phone call saying that I had won. Actually, I didn’t believe her, so I hung up on her.”

The woman on the other end called back.

Carol Alix was randomly selected out of 158,000 entries, winning four tickets to the playoff game. But with a husband and four sons, a weighty decision had to be made until her husband and one of her boys bowed out.

“I wish I could have taken everybody,” she said.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Besides the game tickets, the family also won plane tickets, a meet and greet with Welker, spa treatments, and hotel accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton.

“I’ll be out of my element — put it that way,” Carol said.

The family also won $500 in cash and the taxes for the entire prize are covered.

Nearly $175,000 was raised for the foundations from the raffle entrants.

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