You never know what you might find at the next yard sale but don’t be surprised if you stumble upon richness. You would expect most of what you buy in a yard sale to come at dirt cheap prices and getting a good deal makes your day. But what you would never expect is finding real treasure worth millions of dollars. What this person discovered at a yard sale will surely blow your mind.

You aren’t always lucky to find what you might be looking for at a yard sale but sometimes you might just find the exact thing that you were looking for. Most of us visit yard sales in the hope of finding something unique and interesting that we might get at a slightly cheaper price, very rarely expecting that we might just stumble upon an amazing discovery. Because all that happens only on TV shows like Antiques Roadshow…right?

Wrong! Keep your mind and your eyes open. This one family – a typical suburban family from New York were checking out a yard sale in the year 2007 when they came across a pretty white bowl for just 3 dollars. They bought it immediately because they thought they got a good deal. The bowl was nothing great to look at; five inches across and a nice little floral motif carved into it.

The family displayed it on their living room mantelpiece instead of using it as an actual bowl. After many years they became curious about the bowl’s origins and had it professionally examined. And what they found out left them absolutely dumbfounded. Turned out that this simple bowl was over a thousand years old and was from the Song Dynasty of China. It was a style of ceramic pottery called “Ding” ware worth over – get ready for this – 2.25 million dollars. Luckily the bowl was in decent condition after all these years and the bidder who bought it said the bowl was in almost perfect condition. How lucky is this American family? The bowl was valued by the Sotheby’s auction house.

Can you imagine what must have been running in the mind of the person who sold this bowl for just 3 dollars? He must be cursing his bad luck and the family who was lucky enough to come across this bowl must be paying tribute to the Song Dynasty of China!