- An American woman was left speechless when she checked the balance in her bank account and found $37,000,000 extra in it
- The lady, identified as Ruth Balloon, initially thought it was an early Christmas gift
- Balloon and her husband however called the bank and were told it was a clerical error on their part
An American woman identified as Ruth Balloon was left astounded after she checked her bank account balance and discovered she had $37,000,000 extra in it.
Speaking with the press, the lady revealed that she had initially thought it was an early Christmas gift from someone and was not just surprised but excited as well.
She said: “I was like, wow, we have a lot of money!'
“I hoped someone really gifted us with that $37-million.”
However, after she told her husband about the shocking discovery, they called the bank who then told them it was a clerical error. According to her, the bank apologised and took back the money they had mistakenly deposited in Balloon’s account.
“I was a millionaire, I have a screenshot of it so I can say that now. It’s quite a story.”
She also hopes the bank will give her a reward for notifying them as soon as possible. “A ‘thank you’ reward would be a little bit good. Just for being a good customer and notifying them as soon as possible,” she said.
On what she would have done with money if it wasn’t a mistake, she said: “First I was going to do 10% tithing. Then I was going to donate some money and then I would have invested in real estate.”
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