Woman goes to ATM to withdraw $20, discovers almost $1B in account

A Florida woman reportedly withdrew $20 from an ATM and was stunned to discover her account boasted a jaw-dropping balance of nearly $1 billion — which she’s hasn’t been able to return because she can’t get a real person to talk to at her bank.

When Julia Yonkowski, of Largo, checked her Chase Bank balance before making the small withdrawal Saturday, her receipt showed a balance of $999,985,855.94 in her account, WFLA reported.

“Oh my God, I was horrified. I know most people would think they won the lottery but I was horrified,” Yonkowski told the news outlet.

Julia Yonkowski went to her local bank and found she had $999,985,855.94 in her account.
Julia Yonkowski went to her local bank and found she had $999,985,855.94 in her account.

“When I put in for the $20, the machine came back and said we’ll give you the $20 but that’ll cause an overdraft and you will be charged and I said, ‘Oh just forget it,’” she said, adding that she hasn’t touched her account since.

“I know I’ve read stories about people that took the money or took out money, and then they had to repay it and I wouldn’t do that anyway because it’s not my money,” Yonkowski told WFLA.

“It kind of scares me because you know with cyber threats. You know I don’t know what to think,” she added.

Julia Yonkowski's receipt showing her account balance.
Julia Yonkowski’s receipt showing her account balance.

But despite her best efforts so far, the accidental quasi-billionaire has been unable to reach Chase to correct the matter.

“I just can’t get through. I get tied up with their automated system and I can’t get a person,” she told the outlet.

The Post has reached out to Chase for comment.

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