Ho, ho, ho, merry Christmas – is what this cash point should have said as it dispensed free money on Wednesday night.
A Tesco cash machine decided to get in the festive spirit by handing lucky users double the money they asked for in Fallowfield, the student capital of Manchester.
According to the Manchester Evening News Tesco Bank have said the error was caused by a glitch, and they are currently assessing how much money they lost.
Their spokesman Mark Thomas said the machine no longer has any cash in it, obviously, adding:
We’re putting right the error made by the cash machine and will have it up and running normally again as soon as possible.
Spoilsport. And people took to Twitter to voice their opinions:
Everyone getting free money last night at fallowfield cash machine and I was at work ?
— beth (@methgroom) December 17, 2015
No wonder the Fallowfield tesco cash machine queue was so long last night
— Charlotte O'Hare (@OHAREcharlotte) December 17, 2015
Absolute scenes in fallowfield, tesco cash machine is giving out free cash
— Joe Simms (@JoeSimms12) December 16, 2015
It’s not known how much free money people managed to grab, or if they’ll face any action as a consequence.
Manchester Evening News