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Ket Oscar, Online Staff Writer

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Ever wondered how it would feel to win the lottery? Imagine receiving one million dollars “on accident.” Many people can agree that one million dollars is a significant amount of money that could be of great use for most people. However, if the money was not meant for that person, should they still spend it?

Officials from the Walter Sisulu University stated, “A university student in South Africa who discovered an erroneous deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account spent more than $60,000 of the fortune before authorities realized the mistake.”

The amount of spending that the student had done in a short amount of time caught the attention of one of the students at the school. Then the officials were alerted and later, the media.

According to Walter Sisulu University (WSU) spokeswoman Yonela Tukwayo, “The student will be liable for the money she has already spent.”

No further information was stated about the student to protect her identity, which is protected by the laws in the country.

“With all of that money I would take it and disappear from everyone,” said Senior Nicholas LaPlace.

Some students believe that keeping the money for themselves would not only be selfish but terrifying to have such a burden on their back.

“I would be terrified, are you kidding me! I am someone who believes in karma,” said junior Allison Iannacone.

It is hard to believe that accidentally receiving one million dollars can happen to a regular person. The public would most likely be skeptical about the idea of taking one million dollars for free without any drawbacks.

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