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Pennies from heaven

Pennies from heaven as Italian motorists scoop jackpot

An amusing story from the Italian press to share with you this morning.

A security lorry carrying over two million euros in coins overturned along a motorway in Southern Italy this week. Its rear door popped open, shedding its load. Before the police arrived, incredulous motorists had picked up and made off with around 10,000 euros.

The money, all in 1 and 2 euro coins, was en-route from Cesara to Bari. The coins had come from the Italian mint and were due to be distributed amongst local banks.

In the light of austerity measures being imposed on Italians because of the recession, it is not surprising that one newspaper saw fit to describe the event as  “the miracle of the coins”.

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