10 Cases of Lucky People Who Got Rich by Accident

10. The Rumor About The Hole in the Wall (2007)

Jeff Bidelman was asked to help look for items of value in a Windber, Pennsylvania home that had been left unoccupied for twenty years. The children of the couple that lived there had heard rumors that a hole in one of the home’s walls was filled with money resulting from their parents occasionally throwing money into it, but they thought the rumor was nothing more than an urban legend. However, within minutes of scouring the premises, Bidelman and one of the couple’s daughters had found a whole pile of coins, which they put into a plastic bag — already a satisfying find, they thought. Then they saw a hole in the wall and wondered about the rumor. Shockingly, after they opened up the wall, an unbelievable number of coins rushed out. On face value alone, the coins were worth $8,500, but many of them, minted from 1793 to 1857, were obviously much more valuable as collectors items. Preliminary estimates placed the total value of the find at $200,000.
10. The Rumor About The Hole in the Wall (2007)