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"Jackpot!" Man Finds Hidden Treasure in Estate Sale Purchase



    Treasure Chest Discovered Inside Chest of Drawers

    Inside a chest of drawers that a man bought at an estate sale for less than $100, he found more valuable treasure. (Published Tuesday, May 12, 2015)

    A Houston-area man said he hit the jackpot when he found a hidden treasure at an estate sale.

    Emil Knodell thought he had a good deal when he bought an antique walnut chest at the estate sale for less than $100, but that was only the beginning.

    "We were loading onto the truck," Knodell said. "It sounded like a metallic waterfall."

    Knodell said he opened the chest and found jewelry, coins, cash and Civil War medals inside.

    "It was like the Hardy Boys," he said. "Jackpot!"

    Knodell said he won't keep the chest. Instead, he wants the real estate company to return it to its original owner.

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