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On Tuesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to put some shine on a story he found to be "as good as gold."
Rolling video of a speech given by then-presidential candidate Ron Paul, the host reminded viewers of the 77-year-old Texan's goal of going back to gold:
"We should have a full audit of the federal reserve and get back to a sound currency, as the constitution mandates, a gold standard," said Paul to a collection of supporters.
"Well at least one American took Ron Paul very, very seriously," explained the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.
Introducing viewers to the late Walter Samasko, Jr., Morgan told the tale of a recently deceased Nevada man, who after not working in four decades, had merely two hundred dollars in the bank.
However, while his checking account was nearly empty, Samasko's garage was an entirely different story.
After the 69-year-old passed in May, seven million dollars worth of gold coins were discovered on his property:
"I've never seen that much gold in my life," marveled Samasko Jr.'s neighbor, Joe Baxter.
Due to quantity of the collection, a wheelbarrow was needed to haul it away.
"The amount of it was what was overwhelming," noted Alan Glover of the "Clerk and Recorder."
Since Samasko had not prepared a will, the fortune will be inherited by the nearest living relative, "a cousin, who hadn't spoken to him in a year."
In the words of Morgan, "Only in America" can seven million dollars seemingly land in your lap:
"Now that is what Willie Wonka would call, a golden ticket."
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