- Charles Calvin from New Chigaco, Indiana, went to withdraw R31 000 but was shocked by how much money he found in his account
- Lucky Charles could not believe his eyes when he saw the account balance was R153 million, way more than he was expecting to receive
- The firefighter called his bank to ask if they had noticed the mistake and was told the money was no longer in his account
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause havoc worldwide, governments are helping their citizens with funds for upkeep during these times.
In the US, a man who was expecting a stimulus check of R31 000 found out he had actually received what was more of a lottery win.
Charles Calvin, a volunteer firefighter in New Chigaco, Indiana, went to withdraw R3 500 and was surprised to find his receipt confirming a balance of R153 million, Daily Mail reports.
He could not believe the account balance on the receipt and at first thought it was an error.
"I went to the ATM and once I withdrew R31 000 from my account, I looked at the available balance and apparently my account had millions of dollars in it and I was like, 'What in the world is going on here?' " Charles said.
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He decided to run his card more than three times to see if the error had been rectified but found that his account was still reflecting millions.
On Monday, 13 April, Charles called his bank to ask if it had noticed the mistake and he was told the money was no longer in his account.
"It kind of (feels bad)," he said. "You go from being a millionaire one second then back to being broke again. But hey, once you're poor you don't have anywhere else to go but up," said the optimistic man.
He was not sure if it was a government error or the ATM he had used but was still thankful that he got only what he deserved.
In the man's video that was shared on The Shade Room's Instagram account, fans had different reactions to what they thought the man would have done.
Here are some of the comments:
" 'How you doing. I would like to make a withdrawal,' I would have walked in with an attitude like Marty Byrd," Supa Cent said.
"Walks in the bank ,'Can I get one million and in cash'," Sincereshow said.
"This is one interview they would have never got!" Minasupreme said.
"If 'God I see what you’ve done for others' was a person," Imsojreed said.
"If that happens again, keep your mouth shut, take the money and enjoy your life," Conspiracy Files said.
"The last place I would’ve been is in the news. You all would not see me ever again," Jalen Mosby said.
"Look up vanished in the dictionary, picture of me is a synonym, missing, gone, left, bounced, in hiding & without a trace," Madeinindya hilariously claimed.
"God really does choose the right ones for this to happen to because I am nowhere near this mature," Crowntosole said.
"First of all, I'd never tell on myself. Second, I'll immediately put it in an offshore account to accumulate interest. They'll get their money back in three to five years," Deebrownone said.
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