Law Student Wins $1 Million in Casual Game Contest

The next time you hear someone say that video gaming is a waste of time, please refer them to a young law student named Yalavarthi. In a game show competition where contestants battled it out on three popular casual games (Solitaire, Zuma and Bejeweled 2), the barrister-to-be emerged as an early favorite. She fulfilled everyone,s expectations by by beating 70 other contestants in a grueling 12 hour-long match held in Hollywood, California. The win netted Yalavarthi $1,000,000.

Yalavarthi first started to play casual games during her time at the University of Texas as a honors student in the law department. During her free time she would play causal games and challenge her mother to friendly competitions online. She called her parents after her triumph and said, "Mom, Dad, you know those casual games that I play online? Well, they’re not so casual anymore. I just won the $1 million grand prize!”

Being a lawyer is a worthy profession, but making 1 million dollars in just 12 hours by playing video games may have some law students reassessing their career goals.

The game show will be broadcast on GSN on December 3, 2006.


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