HUFFINGTON POST
11/14/2012 10:25 am ET

Christian Drummond, Professional Trivia Player, Makes $90,000 A Year

For Kevin Drummond, playing trivia is not a game. It's his primary source of income.

Drummond, 40, claims he earns up to $90,000 a year by playing trivia games in casinos, bars and nightclubs, according to the Dailymail. The alternative lifestyle has worked well for Drummond, who paid for his college degree, wedding and vacations abroad all with his trivia earnings.

Drummond says he has visited over 10,000 bars in search of his next paycheck and has spent as long as 10 hours playing a single game.

“I wanted to use my brain to earn money, and I am doing that, but it is not quite how I imagined I would do it,” Drummond told the Dailymail.

Drummond is taking advantage of British law which doesn't tax gambling winnings. In the U.S., however, any and all gambling winnings must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service. While you may not necessarily have to pay taxes on all of your winnings, Bankrate explains that how much you win matters.

The median American household earned $50,054 a year in 2011, according to the Census. But many, like Drummond, have turned to out-of-the-box ways to earn a more than decent living.

Shane Warren Speegle, an Oklahoma City man, says he makes as much as $60,000 a year -- about what a computer programmer or architect makes -- by panhandling. Jackie Samuel, a professional cuddler in England, earns about $250 a day by cuddling with up to 30 men a week.

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