Indiana Man Checks Bank Account Balance After Stimulus Check Drops and Finds $8.2 Million

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have lost their jobs, been furloughed, or have had their pay or hours cut significantly. The truth is, we’re preparing for a recession.

Thankfully, the government has come up with a way to help out those in need: Stimulus checks. If you meet one of the requirements below, you should have received or will receive a stimulus check soon:

• Individuals who made $75,000 or less on their 2018 or 2019 taxes will receive $1200.

• Married couples who made $150,000 or less will receive $2,400.

• Anyone with dependent children will receive an additional $500 per child.

We’re sure many of you are doing the math in your head to see what the number of your check should be—just like a man named Charles Calvin.

By meeting the individual requirement, plus having one child, the volunteer firefighter from Indiana realized he’d be getting a check for $1,700. However, when he went to withdraw some money, he realized his account balance was much higher than he was used to, and that he received much, much more than what he was expecting.

Like, millions more.

“I went to the ATM at the Family Express and once I withdrew $200 out of my account, I looked at the available balance still left in my account,” Calvin said, realizing that he now had $8.2 million sitting in there.

That’s right, over $8 million was deposited into his account.

Of course, his initial thought was that the machine was broken, but once he looked further, he realized he wasn’t dreaming.

Well, for a short period of time anyway. He did manage to wake up from the dream after calling his bank and being told that the millions have since been withdrawn from his account.

So what did being a multi-millionaire feel like for a few days? Not the best, actually.

“It kind of sucks,” Calvin said. “You go from being a millionaire one second then back to being broke again.”

There is a silver lining: “Once you’re poor you don’t have anywhere else to go but up,” he says.


So what exactly happened—why did he receive such a large deposit in his account? The answer is still unclear. Calvin never got clarity on whether it was a government error or some weird quirk by the ATM he used.

A the end of the day, he did wind up receiving his eligible $1,700 stimulus check, and that was good enough for him.

To hear more from Calvin and his odd few days of millionaire-dome, check out the video below.

What would you do if you suddenly discovered millions of dollars in your bank account? Has anything like this ever happened to you before?