The folks at 2K Sports offered $US1 million to the first person to pitch a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K10 - a supposedly difficult task. Twenty-four hours after the game was released, they had to write a cheque.
Using Braves pitcher Kenshin Kawakami as his avatar, 24-year-old Alabama resident Wade McGilberry was able to complete his million dollar game in less than 90 minutes after returning home from work.
Great news for Wade because he recorded his attempts according to 2K Sports' rules, but not so great news for them because as "insurance companies couldn't possibly come up with the odds of throwing a perfect game, 2K Sports didn't take out insurance and now will pay McGilberry a lump sum of $US1 million out of its own pocket." Oops. [CNBC via Sporting News—Thanks, Ezra Tenenbaum!]