I just looked it up. The last one thousand-dollar bill was printed in 1945, and they were officially withdrawn from circulation in 1969. They were quickly snatched up and preserved by collectors soon after, making the chances of you ever getting your hands on one effectively zero.
So, when Michael Williams, 53, plopped down a TRILLION-dollar bill (that’s $1,000,000,000,000 if you’re more of a numbers person) at an Applebee’s after his debit card was declined, it raised a red flag, to say the least.
Sumter police were called to an Applebee’s last week after they received a report of a man who tried to pay his lunch tab with a $1 trillion bill.
More shocking, to me, at least, than Williams thinking they’d believe the bill was authentic is that he assumed they’d have enough change on hand. There aren’t many ‘Bee’s out there that keep a trillion in cash on hand.
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