A self-described hacker earned $250,000 at random last month from Google.
Sam Curry didn't understand why the tech company allegedly gave him a quarter of a million dollars.
Curry, a staff security engineer at Omaha, Nebraska-based Yuga Labs, is alleged to participate in bug bounty hunting, according to Newsweek.
Curry claimed he had previously conducted bug bounty hunting for Google, but he was unable to relate it to his most recent windfall.
The mystery was solved when Google admitted to NPR that the payment had been made unintentionally and attributed it to human error.
Curry claimed he had not yet used any of the $250,000. A Google spokeswoman stated the corporation does plan to recover the money.