Incredible £5.8m treasure found by man after he spent just £390 on storage unit

Uncovering a hidden treasure is always the ultimate dream for storage hunters – and that dream came true for one man who found a safe containing £5.8million ($7.5million).

Yep, you heard that right: £5.8MILLION.

While most buying a storage unit would be lucky to get a collection of creepy dolls or an old motor that needs a lick of paint, one auction buyer was considerably more lucky after he spent just £390 ($500) on a storage unit.

Storage Wars star Dan Dotson took to Twitter to speak about the incredible story and revealed that a woman came to him about a unit a man she knew had bought from him.

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"An older Asian woman at the table next to me kept looking at me like she wanted to tell me something," he said. "Eventually she walked up and told me her husband works with a guy who bought a unit from me for $500 and found a safe inside.

"And the first person they called to open it I guess couldn’t or didn’t. They called a second person and when that person opened it up… inside the safe they’re normally empty, but this time it wasn’t empty. It had $7.5million cash inside."

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Speculating on why the original owner had just left the money inside.

"$7.5million inside of a unit, I don’t think you’d forget it but maybe you were just in a position where somebody else was in charge of it, I don’t know," Dan said.

Wife Laura added: "Credit card went bad, it was finished, they moved away, perhaps the person went to jail – who knows what it was."

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