An amateur computer game designer in Raleigh claimed a $50,000 cash prize in an Xbox contest to promote Doritos chips and snack foods.
Jill Robertson's "Doritos Crash Course" game, designed for the Xbox 360, was selected by her fellow gamers nationwide as the winner in the online contest run by Doritos. As part of her victory, she will also have the opportunity to consult with Doritos on gaming for six months.
Robertson, 28, works as copy center associate at Staples, and said the cash award will pay for a college education at Wake Tech Community College in programming or a related field.
"I knew I had it in me," she said this morning about taking the first prize. "I didn't want to work in retail for the rest of my life."
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