In a complete reversal of forturne, John Helinski, 62, found a forgotten bank account with enough money for a downpayment on a home, after spending years sleeping in a cardboard box, according to an article in Yahoo.

The account was found when police and social security workers attempted to find Helinski temporary accommodation in a homeless shelter - and needed identification.

Helinski is now in temporary accommodation - but has enough money to buy himself permanent accommodation, and plans to move out.