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

photo via allyluckypenny.com

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

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