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Drunk Diner Drops Huge Tip But Then Asks For It Back The Next Day

"It feels like someone told you that you won the lottery, but it’s not."

Easy come, easy go.

Servers at a Thai fusion restaurant in Edgewater, Colorado, thought they'd hit the jackpot on Monday when a customer dropped a $1,088 tip in cash for a $60 meal.

But their elation sadly didn't last for long, as the diner returned to the Thailicious eatery the following morning to ask for the bills back.

It turns out he'd drunk a little too much alcohol and had mistakenly stuffed the cash inside the checkbook, The Denver Post reported.

Nithiwadee Anantatho, left, and her husband, Surachai Surabotsopon, right, say a diner left a $1,000 tip at their restaurant
Nithiwadee Anantatho, left, and her husband, Surachai Surabotsopon, right, say a diner left a $1,000 tip at their restaurant on Monday night but returned to ask for it back the following day.

"We were like, 'He must be a millionaire,'" eatery owner Nithiwadee Anantatho told The Denver ChannelHow did she feel after handing back the cash? "Like someone told you that you won the lottery, but it's not."

"I asked him, 'Did you put it in the checkbook?' He said he wasn't sure about it because he was a little drunk," she added. According to Fox News, he said he accidentally handed over a stash of $100 bills instead of $1 notes.

Thai-born Anantatho, also known as Bee, immigrated to the U.S. with her husband, Surachai Surabotsopon, five years ago. She said she was "disappointed" for her staff.

Luckily, she'd told her employees to keep hold of the money and they were able to pay the man back immediately. He ended up leaving a still-generous $40 tip, and Anantatho is confident that she dealt with the awkward situation in the best possible way -- and that the man will return as a customer.

"It's just the way it is," she said.

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