A prime number of at least ten million (10,000,000) decimal digits will be discovered and announced by a reputable organization on or before December 31, 2001.
Subsequent confirmation by a reputable third party, and publication of such confirmation, shall be required for this claim to be judged "True". Such confirmation may take place after Dec. 31, 2001, at the judge's discretion, provided that the original announcement occurs on or before Dec. 31, 2001.
An exact announcement of the identity of the prime number, or its length, shall not be required by the judgement date, provided that these details are published in the confirmation.
Leading zeroes are not to be counted toward the 10 million digits.
As of 12/31/2001, the latest news is this 4+ million digit prime. I'll wait a few days to make sure I didn't miss any announcement.