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Your sofa probably has some loose change under the cushions. This couch had $40,000 in it.

Three New Paltz, N.Y., roommates found piles of cash in a couch they picked up at a thrift shop for just $20, CBS New York reported.

Reese Werkhoven, Cally Guasti and Lara Russo were watching a movie together last month when they felt something weird in the cushions of their couch, which they bought at a Salvation Army about two months before.

Curious, Werkhoven stuck his hand under the sofa’s arm. The State University of New York junior pulled out a plastic envelope. Inside: $700 in $20 bills.

“I almost peed,” Werkhoven told the Little Rebellion, a student-run news site at SUNY New Paltz. “The most money I’d ever found in a couch was, like, fifty cents. Honestly, I’d be ecstatic to find just $5 in a couch.”

The three began digging through the rest of the couch. They found several more envelopes containing $40,000 total.