US man makes last mortgage payment with pennies he's been collecting for decades

Associated Press

MILFORD, Mass. - A man who pledged to make the last mortgage payment on his home with pennies has fulfilled that promise.

After warning his bank, Thomas Daigle dropped off about 62,000 pennies weighing 800 pounds (360 kilograms) in two boxes for the final payment on the home he and his wife, Sandra, bought in 1977.

He tells The Milford Daily News (http://bit.ly/NseYqK ) he just wanted to make his last payment on April 24 "memorable."

He started saving his pennies when he moved in.

The optician says his wife laughed whenever he would pick up a penny he found on the ground and say it was going to the mortgage.

Daigle says he's just glad to have the coins out of his house.

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