SLIDELL, La. - A Lacombe woman shopping at Sam's Club in Slidell might have thought she had won the jackpot when she happened upon a shopping cart that had an envelope full of money inside.

Instead, police said Ms. Vanessa Patterson of Lacombe found a Sam's Club receipt inside of the bank envelope and went inside the store and asked for the phone number associated with the account on the receipt.

Patterson then approached a police officer who was at Sam's and he called the number and spoke to the man who had left the money behind.

The man was very grateful, according to police, and said the money belonged to his church. The money was returned to the man.

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