US tourist loses $2m cheque on Madrid Metro

If you lost a $2 million (€1.48 million) cheque in Madrid recently, you could be in luck: a repair worker on the city's underground railway network has handed it in to local police.

US tourist loses $2m cheque on Madrid Metro
The cheque belonging to a Californian resident was found on a train running on Line 5 of the Madrid Metro. File photo: LWY/Flickr

A maintenance worker on Madrid's underground railway network stumbled upon the valuable cheque on Wednesday.

It was found after a train on line 5 of the Madrid Metro was pulled out of service because carriage doors weren't closing properly.

A member the train's repair crew then discovered the cause of the problem: a brown leather wallet jammed into the frame of a carriage door.

Inside were a Californian drivers licence, several credit cards — and the $2 million cheque.

All of these items have been handed in to Madrid's Sol police station.

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