A family may consider themselves lucky after picking the sum of $1 million while walking on the road.
A Virginia family reportedly stumbled upon nearly $1 million in cold hard cash lying in the middle of the road, NY Post has reported.
Speaking to local CBS affiliate, Emily Schantz, of Caroline County said that she was driving with her family Saturday when she ran over what they initially thought to be bags of trash on the road.
The family stopped and threw the bag — along with another one about 15 feet away — into the back of their pickup truck.
It wasn’t until closer inspection at home did the family realize they had motored away with the incredible amount of cash in tow.
“Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies and they were addressed with something that said ‘cash vault,’” Schantz said.
The family said they rang the local deputies after making their discovery.
“For someone so honest and willing to give that almost a million dollars back, it’s exceptional on their part,” Maj. Scott Moser told the outlet.
It’s not clear how all that cash ended up on the road. Authorities are still investigating, but the deputies believe the mailbags full of cash belonged to the postal service and were intended to be dropped off at a bank.
Schantz said she was simply doing what was right.
“Do the right thing and return it,” she said. “Because it didn’t belong to us.”