Let’s face it: we all hoped, at least once, to win the lottery. A dream that, unfortunately, comes true for very few people. It would be great to wake up one day and find that you are a millionaire. But what if it really happened?
What if one morning luck decided to knock on your door and change your life forever? And beware, the lottery is not the only way to get rich. The protagonist of this story knows!
He is Exequiel Hinojosa, a middle-aged man who recently made an amazing discovery. Hinojosa lives in Santiago, Chile, and one day he was organizing documents of his deceased father.
He found documents of his deceased father, among which was a savings book of the Asociación de Ahorro y Préstamo Libretad (Libretad Savings and Loan Association). The initial amount of money left by Hinojosa’s father was only $173, which, over the years and thanks to inflation, grew “slightly.” When the man found the passbook and investigated through his lawyers, he found that the total was about $1.2 million.
“It is like finding a lottery or Polla ticket (…) it is like diving and finding a Spanish ship with gold coins”, said Exequiel Hinojosa, who went to an office of the General Treasury of the Republic, where he was advised to seek legal advice.
Of course, obtaining the funds was difficult for him. Because it was an old passbook, the State Defense Council, the Supreme Court, and even the President of the Republic had to be contacted.
Following a Supreme Court decision, it will be up to the President to decide whether Exequiel Hinojosa receives the funds, which should be multiplied by 822 percent after inflation and readjustments.
Finally, his attorneys believe that they have won the case before the Supreme Court. The state had certainly swallowed the passbook and kept it in currency, and unlocking it would take a long time. But, in the end, a date was set for when the money would reach the rightful heir, and future preparations were made.
This is a staggering sum. What would you have done if you had been in his shoes?