Yo Sporclers, we did it!
The March to Three Billion has come to an end. On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, at roughly 12:55:28 (PDT), Sporcle surpassed the THREE BILLION quiz play mark. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our company, but it is YOU, the Sporcle user, that deserves all the credit. A huge thank you goes out to all users who have taken the time to play a quiz, or a few thousand quizzes, since our two billionth play back in 2016.
Now for the fun part. Who were the big winners in our various March to Three Billion contests? Take a look below for those details and more!
March to Three Billion
Users could enter various prize tiers based on their quiz plays from March 5th to our three billionth play. We randomly selected winners from each tier, and the breakdown is as follows:
Level 1: Play 500 Sporcle quizzes
Prize: 25 users will win a month of Sporcle Orange
Winners: bear_bo, nichols92306, Ed-Rice, prhpe28, RH1970, Antissa, looneyru53, lg94, GuessWho1, cocoafrog, stephenjsf7, wallie, dereks, JLKeip, mco76, tomcio, kcredpixy873, amcke4, superzombiewolf, das_ul, michigan_mother, thenotoriousjake, maevegauthier, NUguy514, rk970
Level 2: Play 1,000 Sporcle quizzes
Prize: $50 Amazon gift card for one randomly selected user
Level 3: Play 2,500 Sporcle quizzes
Prize: $100 Amazon gift card for one randomly selected user
Level 4: Play 3,750 Sporcle quizzes
Prize: Sporcle Orange for Life for one randomly selected user
Level 5: Play 5,000 Sporcle quizzes
Prize: TriviaCon premier pass OR Sporcle Orange for Life for one randomly selected user
The Three Billionth Quiz Play Sweepstakes
The Three Billionth Quiz Play Sweepstakes was pretty straightforward – just play the three billionth quiz and win a $500 American Express Gift Card.
Congrats to PsychoGoose29 for being our lucky winner!
We saw a surge in quiz plays as the Homepage Counter worked its way to 3,000,000,000, but PsychoGoose29 managed to sneak in with the win. Their play on Pick the Natalie Portman Movie! was number three billion.
Last Post Wins
To win Last Post Wins, a user had to have posted to the Last Post Wins is BACK! group thread right before we officially crossed the three billion play mark. The winner gets a grab bag of Sporcle gear plus 3 months of Sporcle Orange.
themelondude took this contest. Their comment, “hello”, was our winner, coming in right before we crossed the three billion threshold. In total, the thread had 3,022 comments before it was locked right after three billion.
Congratulations to all our lucky prize winners! Thanks for playing!
Other Fun Stats
Throughout the month of March 2019, we’ve looked back at some of the major site accomplishments that have occurred since our two billionth play back in October of 2016. We’ve already reflected on things like major content updates, recently added features, and new faces around the site. Before we start looking ahead to four billion, we thought we’d look back once more at some fun stats from our two billionth to three billionth quiz play.
Most Played Quizzes
- Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield – 16,955,540
- Find the U.S. States – 10,107,872
- Countries of the World – 3,982,928
- US States – 3,832,993
- Clickable 1-100 Mines – 2,909,649
- Countries of Europe – 2,312,673
- Countries of the World – No Outlines Minefield – 2,138,911
- Find the US States Ultimate Minefield – 1,891,002
- 2014 World Cup Stars – 1,764,612
- Harry Potter Logic Puzzle – 1,617,033
- 151 Original Pokémon – 1,515,422
- Countries of Africa – 1,487,168
- US Presidents – 1,376,546
- Country Trivia Logic Puzzle – 1,342,305
- Erase the USA (No Outlines) – 1,267,057
Most Published Users
- sproutcm – 313
- lolshortee – 252
- kfastic – 239
- bhenderson79 – 221
- timmylemoine1 – 221
- El_Dandy – 218
- Flick – 208
- Thebiguglyalien – 188
- beforever – 166
- goc3 – 165
- Hejman – 162
- PrincessMartell – 156
- teedslaststand – 139
- DesertSpartan – 125
- BanjoZebra – 121
Number of Quizzes Created: 348,637
Number of Quizzes Published: 12,812
Number of Challenges Completed: 26,397,026
Number of Showdowns Completed: 3,471,613
Number of Badges Earned: 12,649,850