3 April 2001Stand-up comedian Moon Bughead has come up with
an intriguing contest that has generated a couple of firsts in the
history of contests. First he will be giving away a trillion dollars,
the first ever trillion dollar giveaway. Secondly it will be the longest
running contest in history, with the final prize being awarded at
the next millennium.
open to everyone whose laws allow them to participate. When I entered
at http://www.MoonBughead.com/contest/ I
was presented with an official entry certificate to print. The certificate
can be willed to someone, so it is possible that a person in the future
could have quite a collection of certificates collected over the centuries
offering them many chances to win in the upcoming drawing. It is hoped
that it will be an international contest with people from every country
joining. There is however a limit of one entry per person per lifetime.
drawing will be held January 1st, 2702 for a billion dollars. If no
one comes forward with the official chosen certificate the prize jackpot
will roll over and the next drawing will be April 1st, 2955 for a
trillion dollars. If the prize is still not claimed a third drawing
will occur on January 1st, 2999 for 3 trillion dollars. If the prize
is still not claimed, on January 1st, 3000 Moon Bughead will usher
in the next millennium by buying everyone in the world an ice cream
said, Its a great contest. If nobody wins, then everybody
wins. Ice cream for everyone! According to Moon Bughead he has
been a comedian all his life. He has recently put together a web site
at http://MoonBughead.com/ to showcase
some of his comedy in the form of Flash cartoons (a popular form of
web site animation).
sense of humor shows up in the fact that the contest will only cost
him $5 which he has deposited in an interest bearing checking account
earning 2.73 % interest. At that low rate, 100 years from today the
account jackpot will only have grown to $76.43, yet with compounding
interest it will have grown to over 3 trillion dollars by the year
3000. $3,000,000,000,000.00 Thats alot of money!