If this story ain’t the definition of “why does this stuff never happen to me?” One very lucky teenager woke up to a little more than $8 million in his bank account.

That’s right, 18-year-old #DaneGillespie became an overnight billionaire due to a banking error, according to #MirrorUK. He initially cashed a check for $8,900 from his grandma into his bank account. Instead, he got $8.9 milli!


“We couldn’t believe it,” his mother Caroline told the #BelfastLive. “My son thought he was a millionaire for a few hours. There was £8.9million in his account on Wednesday morning. It’s as well he told us and didn’t go and blow it all. He’s only 18.”

That’s right, ma dukes stopped him from spending the bag and it sounded like he had his eyes on a Porsche, even though it was his mom who reminded him to cash that check from his grandma in the first place.


“Next minute my husband messaged me with the photograph of his bank account details. It took me a wee while to click…He’s going to me, ‘I’m gonna order a Porsche’ and I said, ‘don’t be daft, that’s not our money, we need to get this sorted’.”

The bank noticed the mistake a few hours later and issued a correction.


“It was like that for a good few hours. For an 18-year-old being a millionaire for the day, he just can’t believe it,” his mom said. “He just wanted to go out and spend, but if you do then you have to pay it back.”

Nationwide, the teen’s bank, had not publicly commented on the mistake.


Don’t you hate when your parents make you do the right thing? #Roommates, what would y’all have done if you woke up to millions of dollars in your bank account? Let us know!

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