Catching up with Bejeweled Blitz's Mazda winner
Back in March, we told you about Bejeweled Blitz's biggest prize drawing ever -- a chance for players to win a Mazda 3 iSport just for playing the popular Facebook gem-matching game. We even suggested that the contest meant your gem-matching skills might come in handy for more than just carpal tunnel syndrome and dried out eyes.
Well, for millions of you we were wrong, but for lucky winner Joanne Guieb of Whitestown, Indiana, we were totally right! The Indianapolis Star caught up with Guieb, who before winning the Mazda said she "never won anything like this in my life." Initially, Guieb was just happy that her team of 25 to 35 friends scored high enough to qualify for the top prize, and that she had no expectation she'd actually win the car. "Like everyone else, I was thinking, 'Who wins games like this?' Me, I guess."
Guieb also said she hasn't played any Bejeweled since winning her prize, but it's not because she's too busy driving around town -- it's because her computer is broken. And besides, once you've won a car for your gaming, winning in-game "coins" just doesn't hold the same appeal, we'd wager.