Come on, I can only wish I was smart enough to set myself such a goal realistically. And to reach it? Would make this a vacation of a lifetime.
For that matter, almost all recipients considered the bragging values of the checks to be worth more than the few dollars in reward money; very few (or none) have been cashed.
Knuth also pays for suggested improvements, but these are a bit harder to get.
(Not that you asked, but I've got one of each.)
Until we actually know what the error was, it's not true.