NEW YORK (AP) – There are plenty of bean counters in New York City, but one Manhattan resident is an exceptional bean-guesser.

Twenty-six-year-old Jessica Silverman won $25,000 after guessing the exact number of jelly beans in a jar – 7,954.

Silverman, who works for a fashion designer, says she was on her way to meet friends for coffee Tuesday when she saw a booth set up by an insurance firm at the Hilton New York Hotel. The person manning the booth for insurer DeWitt Stern persuaded her to take a guess.

Silverman says she’ll use her winnings to put a down payment on a new home.


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