Get paid $50,000 for your weird-shaped Cheetos

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Grab a bag of Cheetos, because you could win $50,000 if you happen to find one shaped weird enough for the Cheetos Museum. (KTRK)

Grab a bag of Cheetos, because you could win $50,000 if you happen to find one shaped weird enough for the Cheetos Museum.

A contest from Frito-Lay, the company that makes Cheetos, is searching for the next Mona Lisa of the orange snack to be a part of the official online Cheetos Museum celebrating all of the art to be found in a bag.

Flamin' Hot and traditional Cheetos are eligible for the competition.

Here's how it works:

Find the most interesting-looking Cheeto, then take a photo of it.
Upload your photo on the Cheetos Museum website with a description of it and choose a category. The photo could take up to 24 hours before it is displayed in the gallery.

If you picked the perfect Cheeto, it could win you $5,000 as one of the weekly submissions. The top winners will go head-to-head for a chance to win $50,000.

Participants are also eligible to win $1 or $500 weekly by submitting a Cheetos picture through Instagram or Twitter using #CheetosMuseum and #Contest.

The user gallery is already full of oddly-shaped orange puffs. Who knew a bag of Cheetos could be full of treasure?

Remember when someone found a Cheeto in the shape of what appeared to be Harambe the gorilla? The seller said he found the snack in a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Someone bid nearly $100,000 on eBay for it.

It ended up being sold for $99,000.

The Cheetos Museum competition ends on Aug. 6.

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