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PS2 makes boy GBP 44K

eBay auction goes awry.

A 16 year-old lad from Norfolk who bought a PlayStation 2 on eBay ended up receiving GBP 44,000.

He paid 95 quid for the console that arrived without two of the promised games, but was soon cheered up to find an enormous lump of EUR 65,400 in the box, according to the BBC.

Spoilsport parents soon intervened and phoned the Police, who are now holding the cash while they investigate its origins. Should the matter remain unsolved the boy's family could potentially reclaim the money through the Police Property Act.

Mysterious seller "Sony" couldn't be tracked down, but sales in PlayStation 2 consoles on eBay have since gone through the roof. Ah, if only.

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