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NEW YORK (AP)—How many points does it take to claim the "World's Greatest Pinball Player" tide? Don't even apply unless your score reaches half a billion.

Lyman Sheets Jr., 26 of Hampton, Va. won the third international championship competition over the weekend with $70,690,040 points--enough to take the crown abd a $3,000 purse.

"My first games were lousy because was worried about what everybody else was doing," said the champ, who played on a "Dr. Who" machine. "Then I blanked out everybody and played the game against the machine, on my own. "And I stopped looking at she scores"

Some 500 pinball aces from North America, Europe, Australia and Japan convened on a Manhattan hotel for a weekend of flashing lights, bells, ramps and boulders. The annual event is held under the auspices of the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association. Shearer a software developer, said he practices up to two hours a day at home. He even bought a second machine for his girlfriend.

"You have to keep your cool," he said.

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