10 pennies worth $1000 each hidden in Charlotte as part of online bank treasure hunt

- An online banking company is giving Charlotteans plenty of reasons to stop and pick up that penny on the ground!

Ally Financial is giving away 100 pennies worth $1000 each in a nationwide treasure hunt. The Ally Lucky Penny Sweepstakes began Tuesday morning and will take place in ten cities - including Charlotte, N.C. The contest will last until the end of the year.

The online bank says ten pennies will be hidden in Charlotte- and in the other selected cities - and will be placed in areas that are open to the public.

If you find a lucky penny, head to the website - allyluckypenny.com - and enter the code. You can find hints about where the pennies are hidden here: ally.massrel.io/luckypenny

The special Ally pennies will be bigger than a regular penny and will feature the company's logo.

The financial company says the sweepstakes is designed to show that pennies still are valuable and that a penny saved is a penny earned! The complete rules are listed here: allyluckypenny.com/rules

Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjHf67IxQSc

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