A Florida woman who withdrew $20 from an ATM found that she had become a billionaire – and now says she’s struggling to return the cash to its rightful owner.
‘Oh my God, I was horrified. I know most people would think they won the lottery but I was horrified,’ she told WFLA.
‘When I put in for the $20, the machine came back and said we’ll give you the $20 but that’ll cause an overdraft and you will be charged and I said, “Oh just forget it,”‘ she said.
It was only when she decided to check the balance that she was alerted to the nine figure sum.
‘I know I’ve read stories about people that took the money or took out money, and then they had to repay it and I wouldn’t do that anyway because it’s not my money,’ Yonkowski said.
Yonkowski reached out to her local Chase Bank but so far nobody from the organization has returned her calls
‘It kind of scares me because you know with cyber threats. You know I don’t know what to think,’ she added.
Yonkowski said that with it being the weekend she found it hard to reach anyone in authority at the bank.
‘I just can’t get through. I get tied up with their automated system and I can’t get a person,’ she explained.
It is unclear what caused the glitch that made Yonkowski a billionaire.
Chase has yet to comment on the error – with Yonkowski hopeful that the money will be removed from her account as soon as possible.