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>> Biggest prize we have ever given out, $250,000.>> How does a highly addictive phenomenon like HQ Trivia make money if it's whole model is giving money away? That's the question for this fast growing, live, interactive trivia app. In case you've missed it, HQ Trivia works like this, from its host, Scott Rogowsky.
>> I'm asking a series of questions ranging from easy to difficult, you have ten seconds to tap the right answer.>> Whoever gets all the answers right shares the jackpot. The game regularly draws 1 million players for its weekday games at 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM. It was started by the creators of Vine and launched last August.
A spokesperson for HQ told Reuters they recently raised $15 million, valuing the company at 100 million.>>
] Player 1 and HQ Trivia invite you.>> Now it's shifting to sponsored tie-ins to support its ballooning jackpots. Usually they give out prizes in the low thousands, but on Wednesday night, players were vying for the biggest pot ever.
>> For $250,000.>> Wednesday's game was sponsored by the new Steven Spielberg movie, Ready Player One which is fittingly about people playing a collective video game.
recently partnered with Nike to boost its jackpot and give out some fresh kicks to a lucky few.>> We got 12 winners, baby!
>> Only 12 people won the jackpot Wednesday of the more than 2 million who played, with each taking home a cash prize of $20,000.