Woman goes to ATM to withdraw $20, discovers almost $1 billion in account

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A woman from Florida wanted to take out $20 from an ATM, but she was surprised about what happened next.

Julia Yonkowski checked her Chase account before taking out the cash and unexpectedly saw that she had $999,985,855.94 in her account, according to WFLA.

The customer said she wanted to return the money because she could not get in touch with a real person to talk to at her local bank.

“Oh my God, I was horrified. I know most people would think they won the lottery but I was horrified,” Yonkowski said.

“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 added.

Amy Bonitatibus, a Chase spokeswoman, said that what Yonkowski thought was a balance was a negative in that amount that the bank posted “to draw her attention to an issue with her account.”

“Our local branch and customer service group spoke to Mrs. Yonkowski yesterday to clarify the discrepancy,” the rep said.

When this bizarre incident happened, Yonkowski said she has read stories about people that took out cash and then had to repay it.

“It kind of scares me because you know with cyber threats,” she said. “You know I don’t know what to think.”

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