$17,000 Found Under Old New Jersey Slot Machines

It’s the casino equivalent of reaching under your couch cushions and finding a buck or so in loose change.

Only the take at the former Sands Casino Hotel topped $17,000 worth of coins that fell under or around slot machines over the past three decades.

The casino was closed last November and will be torn down later this year to make way for a new gambling hall. The 2,350 machines had not been moved in the 26 years the Sands operated in Atlantic City, so workers removing them expected to find some stray cash.

Just how much, however, was a surprise. It was $17,193.34, to be exact.

I wonder if my couch cusions harbor any coin?  I will have to look this evening!

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