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Subject: Woman throws out £500,000 in old mattress

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/09 at 9:00 am

An Israeli woman threw out her elderly mum's old mattress - not realising it was stuffed with £500,000.

When she learned the truth she dashed outside but was too late to stop workers taking it away, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Tel Aviv woman, known only as Anat, who had treated her mum to a new mattress, is now frantically searching local tips for the cash.

Dump manager Yitzhak Borba told Israeli Army Radio his staff were helping her and that she appeared "totally desperate".

He said 2,500 tons of rubbish arrive at the site every day. Mr Borba even increased security to keep out treasure hunters who had heard Anat's story.

The woman's mother had stashed away her life savings in US dollars and Israeli shekels after "a traumatic experience with banks".

Anat remained hopeful but, prepared for the worst, she said: "People have to take everything in proportion and thank God for the good and the bad."

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