“Find a penny, pick it up, then all day long you’ll have good luck!” This famous phrase brought luck for the 73 years old Otha Anders who used to pick every penny he saw on the street.
He started doing this since the mid-70s and it became a habit for him. ‘I became convinced that spotting a lost or dropped penny was an additional God-given incentive to remind me to always be thankful.’
As the years passed buy, he managed to fill 15 large-gallon water jugs. What forced him to cash them was the fact when he found out that his homeowners insurance policy wouldn’t cover his precious coins.
He had no other option, so he took the coins to the bank, and by using a coin-counting machine, they found out how much money he collected in each jug.
The first jug had a grand total of $341. When they count all the jugs, it turned out that he had collected $5,136.12! What he did next was depositing the money into his bank account, and paid off a dental bill.
Bank Vice President Jennie Cole said it wasn’t a typical day at the bank when Anders had his collection of pennies rolled in on a dolly, but he is a longtime customer who they really wanted to help.
‘We value his business, as we do all of our customers’ she said. ‘But if we can help Anders with his endeavors, we are happy to do so.’
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