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This woman got the SHOCK of her life to see $24.5 million in her bank account

A Sydney lawyer was accidentally paid more than $24 million by one of the country’s big banks making her a millionaire for a couple of days.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 1, 2017 8:38:24 pm
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There’s still a month’s time for Christmas, but people have already begun anticipating their gifts this festive season. While most of us love when we get expensive gifts, wouldn’t it be shocking if you found a million dollars in your bank account? One such strange incident has taken social media by storm. It all started when Clare Wainwright, a lawyer from Sydney, received a letter of the mortgage repayments for her home loan from the National Australia Bank (NAB).

However, when she read the letter, she almost got a minor heart attack! There was a typo in the official letter, which read the mortgage repayments as $25,102,107 instead of the agreed-upon $2,500. She informed her mortgage broker soon enough, but instead of fixing the typo, NAB requested the whopping amount from her St George Bank account and, quite remarkably, St George obliged.

She woke up to find out that her NAB mortgage account had $24,544,780.16 in the black, while her St George account displayed negative balance. She again contacted the bank, and was told that it will be fixed in “three working days”. Sharing her bizarre situation on social media, she wrote: “When NAB accidentally pays out your entire mortgage, and gives you an extra $24.5 million to redraw. Do I skip the country??”

According to, the bank later said in a statement: “The error has been fixed and the payment has been reversed. We thank the customer for contacting us and we’re sorry for any trouble caused. We are looking into how it occurred”.

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