The secret to a super successful life is hard work. But hard work does not always cut it. Luck also has a big part to play in this regard. Most of the richest businesspersons in the world will say that their success lies as a combination of hard work and luck.
Luck may take you only so far, but it’s only perseverance that will set the tone for your success. But what if you get it all on a platter? Just because luck works in your favor or by sheer accident? You unveil a treasure trove by sheer accident, in the most unexpected place, and it might surprise you to see how things change in your favor. The people here are ordinary people whose doors fortune decided to knock, and they became rich and how.
Boxes Full of Money
The first instance is about an artist from Utah who bought a new house, but he never guessed that there was a hidden treasure waiting somewhere in his new home. He was doing something completely mundane as arranging his tools in the workshop when he noticed that the carpeting looked a little weird as something was sticking out of the ceiling. When he pulled it, he opened an access panel to the attic. They were somewhere in the dusty corner seven d boxes complete with rolls and rolls of dollar bills. He decided to return the treasure, which amounted to $45,000! Honest, though he was, he called the previous owner to tell them about the surprising news.
A Treasure Discovery
A Scottish couple was on a tight budget but needed a good sturdy chair. They decided upon buying a secondhand chair from an auction for £5 ($7). The chair turned out to be a good purchase until after four years, when the upholstery started wearing away. Since the couple was pretty hard up, they decided to let the chair be, keeping it in the attic.
After a good six years, the husband decided to repair it. When he got rid of the upholstery, he saw a pair of diamond earrings, a diamond brooch, and a diamond ring twinkling back at him in all its pristine white glory. The treasure had a price tag of around £5,000 ($6,650).
A Ferrari in a Garage
A man in Wyoming got a house for himself at $285,500. He suddenly discovered a 1996 Ferrari 330 GT, in the garage. The car was hardly recognizable as a thick coating of black dust smothered it. The dust apart the luxury car turned out to be in perfect order, which he learned was worth $500,000.
A House and a Discovery
In Normandy, a French man’s fortune smiled on him as he got the home as an inheritance. He started going through the house first time and was surprised to notice that the home was a veritable treasure trove. The small box was full of gold coins stuck inside a chair. He even found gold hidden in a whiskey box.
That was not the end of it as he continued to find treasure such as gold bars hidden under furniture, in the bathroom, literally all around the house. In the end, he found that there were 5,000 gold pieces, 37 ingots of 1 kilo, and more stuff that amounted to $3.7 million. Well, the man had to pay about 45% inheritance tax and three years of back taxes. But in the end, he gained a million dollars in a day, and it wasn’t bad at all.
Where’s the Treasure? In the Backyard
A farmer in Staffordshire used a metal detector to dig up for his daughter’s ring in his backyard. He didn’t find the ring, but what he found surprised him to no end. Eventually, he found a hoard of more than 1,500 golden and silver pieces that could you could trace back to the 7th century, which amounted to $5 million.
Beating About the Gold in the Bush
An Australian prospector was walking around Ballarat with a metal detector in hand, which helped him notice a glint of gold buried in the bushes. The glint of the gold made him think it was a bonnet of a car at first. But as a hardcore treasurer, he started digging and found the gold nugget that weighed as much as 11.5 lb. The rare nugget came out to be worth $300,000.
Imagine the luck of these people, who found a treasure in the most unexpected quarters.