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Roberts man wins $71,000 on 'Deal Or No Deal'

With his students from Liberty Ridge elementary in Woodbury, Minn., glued to their televisions Monday night Pat Hooks, Roberts, faced Howie Mandel, 25 briefcase-carrying Filipino models and a mean banker on Deal or No Deal.

The special edition of the show was filmed in the Philippines and sadly for Hook, he picked out the $1 million case just five cases from the end of the show, and saw his offer from the banker plummet.

He did a deal for $71,000, only to find that his own case, number 11, contained $200,000 which he would have taken home if he had played to the end.

Hook and his wife, Brandi, flew to the Philippines April 20 to film the show, returning April 24.

They were sworn to secrecy over the details of Hook's game, and the couple couldn't even tell their two sons or daughter how Hook did on the show.

Liberty Ridge principal Kari Lopez and students from the school put together a good luck greeting, which was filmed by an NBC crew and broadcast to Hook during the show. Hook is a fourth grade teacher at the school.

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