ATM customer goes to withdraw $20, finds $1 billion in her account

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The Largo, Fla., woman told news station WFLA that when she went to withdraw $20 from her Chase bank account over the weekend, her statement informed her there was $999,985,855.94 in her account. She didn’t assume it was her lucky day.

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

She stuck to her original plan of withdrawing $20, but said the machine told that would cause an overdraft, despite the high nine-figure number indicated in her account statement.

Yonkowski told WFLA that she skipped the withdrawal altogether and planned to go to the bank on Monday after being unable to get a Chase bank representative on the phone who could help her.

“I just can’t get through,” she said. “I get tied up with their automated system and I can’t get a person.”

Yonkowski said Saturday’s incident, despite having been in her favor, has her worried about the growing threat of cybersecurity. WFLA had no luck contacting Chase over the weekend, either.

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