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One Monopoly game in France is hiding $20K in real-world cash

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Toy-making behemoth Hasbro will celebrate the 80th anniversary of Monopoly's release in France by replacing fake money in 80 sets with real cash.

The real-world money will be made available in just 80 out of a total of 30,000 specially branded editions of Monopoly. Here's how it's getting divvied out: Just one of the sets will be replacing all in-game money with real money, resulting in €20,580 or $23,348 for the buyer. Ten more sets will contain €300 ($340) in twenties, fifties, and a single €100 bill while 69 other sets will offer €150 ($170) in tens and twenties.

"We wanted to do something unique," brand manager Florence Gaillard told the AFP (via The Guardian). "When we asked our French customers, they told us they wanted to find real money in their Monopoly boxes."

Boxes that contain real money will have no difference in weight compared to standard editions; however, Hasbro notes that sets that contain real money will be slightly thicker because of the additional Euros.

The operation to place real money in the games was carried out in secret, Gaillard adds, stating the company employed a bailiff to handle and count the notes.