The record passed one million digits in 1999, earning a $50,000 prize.  In 2008 the record passed ten million digits, earning a $100,000 prize and a Cooperative Computing Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation .  Time called it the 29th top invention of 2008.  Additional prizes are being offered for the first prime number found with at least one hundred million digits and the first with at least one billion digits.  Both the $50,000 and the $100,000 prizes were won by participation in GIMPS.