A man found a whopping 7.5 million dollars hidden in a safe inside a storage unit he purchased from a TV auctioneer for just $500. Dan Dotson, who owns American Auctioneers and stars on reality show Storage Wars, said a woman approached him at a charity auction in California to tell him the story. In a Facebook video, he claimed the woman told him: “My husband works for a guy and he bought a unit from you for $500 and it had a safe in it.” The unnamed man is then said to have got a locksmith to open the safe, according to the account Mr Dotson gave to US website Blast. The expert dealer explained that safes found in storage units are generally empty, but added: “This time it was not empty it had $7.5m cash inside the safe”. According to Mr Dotson, the woman said a lawyer representing the original owners of the storage unit then contacted the buyer. They offered the man $600,000. He initially rejected it before finally managing to settle on a reward of $1.2m. The man, whose identity and whereabouts have not been identified, handed back both the safe and the rest of the cash, but pocketed his substantial reward money.