MrBeast changes lives of college students with chance at winning $100,000 - Dexerto

MrBeast changes lives of college students with chance at winning $100,000

Published: 28/Oct/2018 21:45 Updated: 28/Oct/2018 21:47

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube’s king of big budget videos has brought another life-changing social experiment to the masses, this time offering passersby the chance at $100,000 in the form of a classic cup game.

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While his experiment took place both online and offline, he made major waves for students on a college campus, who got a chance at winning the cash through a guessing game using a series of red solo cups.

Students were made to guess which cup the money was hiding beneath. Winning amounts started at $1,000, after which the students could go double or nothing – up to a whopping $100,000.


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Both students and faculty participated in the challenge, with many students choosing to opt out once they had guessed correctly the first time.

MrBeast then switched the guessing game to a game of beer pong, lowering the amount to $100 per cup – then changed the stakes even further by upping the second winning cup to $1,000. A line of students formed for a chance at earning the cash, collectively cheering and groaning at their peers’ successes and failures.

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The kids even called for an encore after MrBeast’s crew had called for an end to the festivities, with the final winner getting a massive round of applause (and a hug) at his $1,000 victory.


MrBeast himself even took part in the game in his studio – but he wasn’t so lucky.

This latest video follows MrBeast’s citywide ad campaign to help YouTuber PewDiePie beat out the quickly-approaching Bollywood label T-Series, which saw a major rise in subscribers for the ‘king of YouTube.’