PHOTOS: Ellen’s Big Chicago Surprise

A Chicago family follows their tweets to big bucks.

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Melissa and Rob Walters and their infant daughter Mariah took home the big prize during the Ellen show.
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A large and holiday festive crowd gathered near Cloud Gate (The Bean) at Millenium Park Tuesday night for a chance to win big prizes from the Ellen DeGeneres show. Ellen tweeted coordinates to a big prize giveaway Tuesday and these folks turned out.
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DeGeneres urged people to show up wearing holiday sweaters to increase their chances of winning.
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Ten groups were chosen and tasked with taking a picture of a Chicago landmark and to kiss a stranger.
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The winners were chosen randomly and received the $10,000 prize.
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Melissa and Rob Walters and their infant daughter Mariah took home the top prize.
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It was a homecoming for Chicago's Jennie Klisiewicz, a former rabid fan of the show who snagged a job with Ellen as a receptionist and sometimes field reporter because the host liked her enthusiasm.
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The episode will air Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. on NBC 5.
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