Reddit! Let's make a Millionaire!

A >What in Odin's name is this?

A month ago, a redditor posted an idea in /r/Showerthoughts that speculated the fact that "If a million of us picked a certain redditor and all donated just $1, we would have the power to make someone a millionaire.

We are now an embodiment of that showerthought, and this is our second call to make it happen. Now how does it it work?

How to enter:

  • Leave one (1) comment in this thread! It's that simple!

  • If you're participating, please consider giving this post an upvote! If we are able to make it to the front pages of /r/all we can really make someone's Christmas special.

Important Rules:

  • ONE post per person in this thread. If we find more than one post by you in the thread, you WILL NOT be chosen.

  • Your account must be older than the /r/millionairemakers subreddit, with some amount of activity. Obvious throwaway accounts with very minimal activity will also not be eligible. This is all to prevent multiple entries from the same person.

How will the winner be picked?

  • After 24 hours this thread will close and the method of selection will begin.
  • The method can be read in detail here
  • Method TL;DR: we assign number by sorting the comments by old, so the first commenter will be 1. We then wait for a randomly generated block (a string of numbers) from Bitcoin's blockchain, the winner is the corresponding number.
  • The user who created the winning comment will be informed of their luck, and will provide any information necessary for the chosen payment method (mods will help set this up if needed).
  • The generous Reddit community donates to this lucky person, hopefully making some worthy soul a millionaire!
  • The lucky redditor posts a thank you within the next 24 hours, revealing to the community exactly how much was raised and thanking the community for their generosity.


  • If this post hits /r/all, the amount of participation will be insane, meaning more success to this project. To hit /r/all, a few thousand upvotes are needed in a few hours.

  • Please try your best to donate a $1, no matter who wins. Every single dollar, cent, anything, really counts, so please take the effort to remember and go through with it. If you can't that's okay. However, there's only going to be one winner this contest, and if we don't succeed, there will not be another chance.

  • Tell your friends! The more people who participate, the better this gets for everyone! (Please don't spam other subs though. We're not trying to make any enemies here)

At this point, Reddit, it's all up to you. Make us proud. Change the world. Prove the internet can do good.


Remember, this is about generosity, about making history, and about coming together to make someone's life better. So take 3 minutes to donate a bit to the winner, whether you're well off and want to donate a few bucks, or going through tough times and can only donate a few cents. Every cent counts.

One last note about legality: This is NOT a lottery. You don't have to pay to enter. Also, WE are not giving any prizes away (the moderators will never even touch your donations). As for gift taxes, according to the IRS they're generally paid by the donor, and any donation under $14,000 is not taxable.

Think of what you could do with $1,000,000... You could pay off student loans, have lifesaving surgery, or even give $1 to a million people!

So Reddit, thanks for sticking with us through that long post. It's finally time to change a life. Help us to the front page, so we can make history, and...


Update: Wow! We've never expected to actually receive such a big response. Please remember to check back to our subreddit when the winner is picked and take your part in changing a life. Every dollar counts!

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