Penn State Students Take Home $100,000 HQ Trivia Prize

Call it skill. Call it luck. Call it cheating. It doesn’t really matter what you call it.

A group of Penn State students won HQ Trivia’s winner-take-all $100,000 prize Wednesday night.

“Anthony from Pennsylvania” was declared the last man standing in the knockout mobile trivia game. He said he had some help from friends coming from what looked like an on-campus residence hall.

“I just want to shout out my friends. I’m playing here with 12 other people at Penn State,” Anthony said on a call with comedian and HQ guest host Kevin Hart after the win.

I just left Penn State. That explains why you won,” said Hart, proceeding to scream out “Philadelphia, PA” for God knows what reason.

Anthony said he plans to split the winnings with the 12 folks who helped him pull off the ultimate HQ prize grab.

A few HQ players called out the winners, saying they used a bot and crowdsourced answers online to outlast the competition.

Who knows if they cheated? Let’s just be happy a few students escaped being broke college kids for the time being. 

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Unfortunately, former editor Steve Connelly has graduated. Where is he now? He might be doing something related to that PR degree he got in 2019. Maybe he finally opened that sports bar named after one of his photos, the Blurry Zamboni. Or he might just be eating chicken tenders and couch surfing. Anything’s possible. If you really want to know, follow him on Twitter @slc2o.

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