Local man wins $20,000 in popular ‘HQ Trivia’ game app

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Local man wins $20K from popular phone app

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Miamisburg man won $20,000 after recently playing the popular HQ Trivia game app on his phone.

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Jason Varney answered 15 trivia questions correctly on the app that typically allows people, twice a day, to attempt to get 12 trivia questions right in efforts to win part of a $5,000 jackpot.

In Varney’s case, the prize amount went up to $250,000 as part of a marketing deal between the app and a movie. The increased prize money also called for an increase in the number of questions he had to answer, from 12 to 15.

“When I was getting past question 12, my heart was pumping out of my shirt. I could’t believe what was going. It was visibly beating through my shirt. It was incredible”, Varney said.

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He said the $20,000 will allow him to fly to Florida to see his great grandmother, who is recovering from a heart procedure.

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