A literal penny pincher cashed in his pennies after saving them for 45 years. Otha Anders, 73, is the embodiment of the famous proverb coined by Founding Father Benjamin Franklin: "A penny saved is a penny earned."
"I became convinced that spotting a lost or dropped penny was an additional God-given incentive reminding me to always be thankful," said Anders. "There have been days where I failed to pray and more often than not, a lost or dropped penny would show up to remind me."
Anders, from Ruston, Louisiana, filled 15 five-gallon plastic water jugs with around 500,000 pennies. USA Today reports the total amount of money he collected was $5,136.14.