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January 23, 2011

British woman bags Apple’s 10 billionth download prize

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by Darren Allan

Yesterday, Apple hit the 10 billion download mark with its app store.

And it seems that the lucky 10 billionth customer, who won a $10,000 gift card for iTunes, was a woman from the UK.

The Metro.co.uk reports that Gail Davis of Kent scooped the prize because one of her daughters downloaded a game called Paper Glider.

The 10 billionth download came in yesterday morning at around 10:30. The Metro reports that Miss Davis told BBC Radio 5 Live she thought it was a joke at first, and didn’t take the call from Apple as a result.

She said: “I had that moment of blind panic but Apple kindly phoned me back and said I was a winner.”

The money works out to be £6,250, which should last her a considerable while on iTunes, and buy her daughters quite a few more games. She could even have purchased the famous “I Am Rich” app ten times over, if it was still around…

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  1. £6000 to spend on iTunes? I couldn’t think of anything worse.

    Comment by James — January 23, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

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