We told you the other day about Apple’s 10 Billionth song download contest which would give one lucky winner a $10,000 iTunes gift card upon downloading the billionth song. However, when Apple announced the giveaway, no one expected the winner to receive a call from Apple CEO, Steve Jobs himself. That is precisely what happened to lucky winner Louie Sucler, who downloaded Johnny Cash’s “Guess Things Happen That Way”. Rolling Stone profiled the 70 year old grandfather who had no idea he was even entering a contest and he had this to say:
Sulcer first thought was that he was being pranked. “He called me and said, ‘This is Steve Jobs from Apple.’ I said, ‘Yeah right,’ ” Sulcer tells Rolling Stone. “I have a son that loves to play tricks and he does that every now and then — calls me and imitates somebody.” After three or four times of asking “Come on now, who is this,” Sulcer realized that his caller ID read simply “Apple,” and only then did he believe that he was the winner of the contest and a $10,000 iTunes card.