NEW YORK – Shh, don’t tell your kids. Wade McGilberry just won a million dollars playing a video game.
The 23-year-old from Mobile, Ala., accomplished the feat in just an hour and a half, becoming the first to pitch a perfect game in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s “Major League Baseball 2K10.” He and his wife, Katy, plan to pay off their mortgage and start a family with the winnings.
“We are trying to be responsible with it. We are simple people,” said Katy McGilberry, also 23.