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An [un]lucky woman in Boston became a millionaire for a mere ten minutes!

26-year-old Ellen Fleming had the banking error of a lifetime when 1.1 million dollars was put into her account by mistake!  The young woman was notified that a deposit had been made in her account which previously contained $50, so you can imagine her pleasant surprise when there were several additional zeroes this time around.

Ellen briefly thought through her plans for her newfound fortune which consisted of quitting her job, paying off her loans, and living the dream!  But, quickly realizing that this had to be a mistake, she called TD Ameritrade to clear it up.  Upon further investigation, it turns out that the 1.1 million dollar deposit was intended for a different Ellen Fleming that lives in Florida.

Although her account is back to its much lesser reality at $63, she’s happy she did the right thing and kept her sense of humor by saying “being a millionaire really was a dream come true for 10 minutes…I am very humbled that I lost my money and my family stood by me.”

Well played, Ellen!