#878 What is better than getting a check? Getting oversized checks!

On my way to the bank yesterday I was wondering if there was anything that could make me smile even more about the checks I was about to cash. I quickly realized it would be super fun if my checks were those oversized checks they give to lottery winners and folks who win on television game shows.

Can you image walking into the bank holding one of those checks? How funny would that be?

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Every time I see someone with one of those oversized checks they are smiling. Perhaps that is usually because the check is for a bit more than $118 but still…

And that got me to thinking…

Can those oversized checks actually be cashed? Can you take them to the bank and hand them to the teller? I guess technically you could right? I recall hearing somewhere that you can write a check on anything if all the information is there though I am sure banks have a bunch of fine print somewhere saying they can accepted or reject anything they want. Killjoys!

I have a friend who won a cool million on a slot machine in Las Vegas and he got one of those oversized checks. He also got a ‘regular sized’ check as well. I suspect that is the one he actually took to the bank.

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There are companies out there that will print these oversized checks for you. Not sure if they will do just one or if you have to order a whole book of them. Wouldn’t that be fun to have one up on your wall to see every day? I know that would surely make me smile like I just hit the jackpot!

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Have you ever had one of these oversized checks? why did you get it? Share your thoughts in the comments. Would love to hear from you.

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12 Replies to “#878 What is better than getting a check? Getting oversized checks!”

    • $20K is a lot of cash for many people…even in Monopoly.
      Thanks for visiting Paul and for leaving a comment. Always nice to see you here.
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  1. Hereโ€™s the cold, hard fact: The main reason why 99% of the world is not financially free is because they lack the financial intelligence to make the right financial decisions in life!

  2. I’m thinking that if the actual money were real then receiving a big check would be pretty nice. However, on the wall next to me in my office I have a check that I printed out with $100,000 on it payable to myself. It’s motivational, a goal of mine to have someone actually write me and give me a check for that amount. One day it’s gonna happen. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Hey Troy,

    are those checks for real though? I’m sure they’re just for the photos and that you couldn’t actually cash them. If that was the case I wonder if they’ve framed them and hung them on the wall somewhere? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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