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Roommates Find $41,000 In Couch From Salvation Army

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New Paltz, NY- Three roommates purchased a couch, but to their surprise they found tens-of-thousands-of-dollars stuffed inside.

They bought the furniture at a nearby Salvation Army in New Paltz, New York.

When they brought the couch home, they felt lumps in the pillows and discovered all the money, $41,000 to be exact.

"There’s a zipper on the bottom. And, he pulls out a plastic bag that's like a box-shaped. And we like immediately, we're like it's either drugs or money. And we like freak out. We like ran and got Cali and open it and it's a stack of 100's and 50's,” said Lara Russo, one of the roommates who found the money.

Roommate Cally Guasti says it felt like they won the lottery. The roommates then wondered what they would do with all that money.

"I wanted to go on a road trip. I wanted to go on an epic road trip around the United States. And that would be awesome," said Russo.

But, the roommates decided that if they could find the owner and if she was alive, the money would be returned to the rightful owner.

And they were able to find her by a name listed on one of the envelopes in the couch. 

"That what I think she said to. She said I feel like my husband this is a gift from my husband. My husband is looking down on me. And he was like part of the reason you guys came here and everything like that, which was just like so touching," said Guasti.

As a reward, the owner of the money gave the roommates a $ 1,000 dollars.

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