Man cashes in 45-year penny collection worth $5000

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EL DORADO, Ark. — Collecting a few pennies here and there apparently really adds up.

Otha Anders has been saving pennies for 45 years.

He says shortly after finding his first coin on the ground, his penny pile started to grow.

He ultimately stopped spending pennies and always made sure whenever he made a purchase, his change contained at least three to four pennies.

Fifteen five-gallon water jugs and a half million pennies later, he cashed in his collection.

Anders deposited $5,136.14 into his account.  He says it will go toward a recent dental bill.

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