Apple's App store celebrates 50 billion downloads

May 15, 2013 4:29:45 PM PDT
If you are a fiend for those apps on your iPhone and iPad, you're not alone. Somebody won the lottery Wednesday, Apple style.

The company is giving away a $10,000 app gift card to the person who bought the 50 billionth app. The frenzy was on as an online counter ticked up to the winner. Another 50 people who just missed the big prize will get a 500 dollar card.

Wednesday's big marker comes only five years after the company launched the Apple App store in 2008.