The final count, according to a CoinStar machine was $71.01.

The voucher says $62.55, but Coinstar charges a fee to count and process the coins. The contest was about how much money was in the jar, which was $71.01.

Based on that count, the winner is Lawrence Jay Roth, who had an educated guess of $71.59.

I like to provide proof of results, whenever it’s possible. It makes the game more authentic and more suspenseful.

If you want to see the video of the actual count, here it is…

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Contest of June 5 – June 11 RESULTS: The Jar Guessing Game”

    • RoadGambler says:

      Oh yea, lol.

      But it was more cost effective than having my staff count it, which probably would have required a double count just to be sure.

      Just pure bulk-wise, there were a lot more coins than what I would have guessed.

  • I would say whoever guessed $62.55 got ripped off. The contest was how much was in the jar not how much it was gonna cost you to count it and what was in the jar.

    • RoadGambler says:

      The total in the jar was $71.01, not $62.55.

      $62.55 was the amount after the CoinStar deduction.

      Coinstar charges 11.9%, which is deducted from the total.

      So $71.01 – 11.9% = $62.55.

      In the past, I’ve been fair and awarded double prizes when I thought the rules left room for interpretation, but this one is clear.

      This contest will come back. The feedback was rather positive, and there was a problem solving element to it.

      https://www.coinstar.com/getcash

      • I’m totally sorry! My fault, I miss read the ticket and did not interpret it correctly. Sorry again for the confusion.

        • RoadGambler says:

          No problem at all Lance. Nothing wrong with making sure the rules are fairly followed.

          If I’m ever wrong, always feel free to let me know.

          I enjoy the input.

  • All of the contests have been straightforward. And this one was explicitly defined.

    The difficult variables to arrive at were the size of the jar (which can be challenging to determine from a picture) and the ratio of quarters to dimes to nickels to pennies. Only RG knows whether his change is more dimes or nickels or whatever. There must have been a higher quarter content in this one 🙂 (One can tell who the misguided IT people are) 🙂

    A tiebreaker could be how many Canadian coins found their way into the jar, since those get excluded or should be.

    This could lend itself to other games, like one sees at carnivals or on a Boardwalk at the shore. How many jelly beans are in the jar? And so on…..

    I enjoy coming to this site. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

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