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Apple Awards $10K to Lucky Winner, Lucky Winner Hangs Up on the Call

gail davisOn Saturday, iTunes VP Eddy Cue called a woman named Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, U.K., to congratulate her on winning Apple's 10 billionth app download sweepstakes, and to award her with a $10,000 prize. Davis, however, politely declined the offer, and hung up.

"I thought it was a prank call," Davis told Cult of Mac. "I said, 'Thank you very much, I'm not interested' and I hung up." But one of her daughters knew that the call definitely wasn't a hoax because she was the one who downloaded the free Paper Glider app -- the lucky 10 billionth app download.

Upon realizing her mistake, Davis frantically tried to return Cue's call, but Apple's helpdesk operator was unable to help her out. Fortunately, a company exec called her back a couple hours later, much to the relief of the Davis clan. "The girls were getting quite tense," Davis said. "They never would have forgiven me. They would have held it against me for all eternity."

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