Mikey Elkins is a 25-year-old PE teacher in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He plays HQ Trivia every day with his coworkers “just for fun,” he told BuzzFeed News. However, he had not yet won a single penny from the app — that is, until Sunday night, when he was sitting on his toilet.
“Every day at 3 p.m. me and my coworkers play,” he said. “I never win anything… I never get past question six.”
On Sunday at around 9:15 p.m, he said he was “sitting on my phone, doing my business” in the bathroom when an alert popped up on his phone to play for
He thought, Why the hell not?
Elkins progressed quickly to question 14. He amazed himself doing so well, and he stayed in the bathroom for so long he said his wife came knocking worried about him.
“You won’t believe it!” Elkin recalled screaming to his wife from inside the bathroom. “There are nine people left [in the game]!”
He said his wife then barged into the bathroom — he was still sitting on the toilet — and the two of them watched him win the next question, and the next, and the next.
Finally, he was the only person left in the game. In a matter of seconds, he won the pool of $25,000. “I stood up and started yelling,” he said. He then quickly called his 19-year-old sister, Haylee Gonzalez, to “freak out” over the news.
Elkins told BuzzFeed News he knew the answers to a few of the questions, but for the most part he did a lot of guessing.
“For questions I didn’t know I went with my first instinct,” he said.
Gonzalez told BuzzFeed News she at first thought her brother was lying “because he goofs off all the time.”
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