The foundation has since announced that it will award $100,000 to the discoverer of the first prime with
at least 10 million digits.
The transaction provides Prime with
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His list of prime-number trophies includes a host of curios: the largest known prime whose digits are also primes; the largest known prime with
one 5 and all the rest 9s; and the largest known prime whose digits are either 0 or 1.
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In 1988, he and a colleague had discovered a previously overlooked Mersenne prime with
an exponent between 100,000 and 130,000 (SN: 2/6/88, p.