JERUSALEM (CBSDC/AP) — Forget the lottery – Israel’s Western Wall is where the real jackpot is.
A worshipper at the Western Wall in Jerusalem found 507 checks for $1 million each in an envelope, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch – who oversees the wall – told The Associated Press.
The checks — which came from Nigeria, Europe, Asia and the United States – were not addressed to anyone and won’t be able to be cashed. Rabinovitch says that similar checks previously placed in the wall have bounced.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that the worshipper turned the checks worth half a billion dollars over to Jerusalem authorities.
Rabinovitch says that the people writing the checks “wanted to give all they had to the Creator of the universe.”
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