A woman in Texas was accidentally given $37 million by her bank through a clerical error. She says ‘I hoped someone really gifted us with something like that, with $37 million’.
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A woman received the shock of her life after checking her bank account and discovering the equivalent of £27m was sat in it.
Ruth Balloon was just clocking off from work when she decided to check her account and couldn’t believe her luck.
She initially hoped someone had gifted her the money, but quickly checked with her bank.
But sadly the $37 million was put in her account in error.
Balloon, from Dallas, then gave all of the money back to her bank LegacyTexasBank.
“I was like, ‘wow, we have a lot of money’!,” she told KTVT.
“I hoped someone really gifted us with that $37 million,” Balloon told the outlet.
For her brief moment as a millionaire, Balloon thought about just how she would spend her acquired wealth.
LegacyTexasBank said the transaction was the result of human error.
“First I was going to do 10% tithing, she told KTVT. “Then I was going to donate some money and then I would have invested in real estate.”
LegacyTexasBank said in a statement: “On Tuesday, December 10, our client made a foreign currency deposit into her LegacyTexas account. Due to the fluctuation in exchange rates, all foreign currency transactions must be manually entered into our system through our back office.
“When our client’s deposit was being keyed in, our representative entered her account number into the amount field by mistake,” the bank said, according to KTVT.
Following the error, Balloon said she wasn’t going to try and keep the money, but hoped for a ‘thank you’ reward for being a good customer and notifying the bank.
source — DAILY STAR