Paying for Groceries with Gospel Tracts

Pennsylvania Man Jailed After Paying for Groceries With $1 Million Bill
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
PITTSBURGH —  Change for a million?

That’s what a man was seeking Saturday when he handed a $1 million bill to a cashier at a Pittsburgh supermarket. But when the Giant Eagle employee refused and a manager confiscated the bogus bill, the man flew into a rage, police said.

The man slammed an electronic funds-transfer machine into the counter and reached for a scanner gun, police said.

Police arrested the man, who was not carrying identification and has refused to give his name to authorities. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.

Since 1969, the $100 bill is the largest note in circulation.

Police believe the $1 million note seized at the supermarket may have originated at a Dallas-based ministry. Last year, the ministry distributed thousands of religious pamphlets with a picture of President Grover Cleveland on a $1 million bill.


When I pass these out, I often say, “It’s great when you get the change.” I didn’t think anyone would actually try it. People love these, and it’s a great way to start a conversation about the greatest news anyone has ever heard. You can get some here.


4 Responses to Paying for Groceries with Gospel Tracts

  1. the8thperson says:

    Sad story. But thanks for a new way to hand out the million dollar bill. God bless you bro.

  2. That is so sad on so many levels.

  3. jakestimp says:

    Hi, I found your blog from your comment at Keep up the evangelism! It’s great to see someone really going for it with God! Anyway, my wife and I got a bunch of the million-dollar bills from Ray Comfort’s ministry and after passing a few out, I thought it’d be fun to give one to the teller at the bank, just to see what would happen. After debating about it, I decided to give her a different tract in the end, though. If I’m gonna get in trouble, I don’t want it to be just for being stupid but for the gospel.

  4. billphillips says:


    Thanks for your encouragement. I wouldn’t want to give a MDB to the teller, but I leave various tracts in the drive-thru container. The MDBs are great for starting conversations, or just passing out.


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