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How many jelly beans can you buy with $550 million?


The Powerball jackpot is at a record high of $550 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

When thinking of what to spend your winnings on, of course things like cars and boats and mansions come to mind.

But what about the smaller things in life, like jelly beans?

FOX 28  went to the Wakarusa Dime store to find out just how many jumbo jelly beans you can get with $550 million.

To say the least, it's a lot.

One-hundred, twenty-eight million pounds, which is almost 68,000 tons.

Mac Mcnally with the Wakarusa Dime Store says, "Actually that would get them all of them and they're more than welcome to come down with their check and we'll cash it for them!"

So how many individual jumbo jellybeans is 128 million pounds?

It's 5,128,205,128 beans!

That's enough to fill 62 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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