Back in 2012, a retired special education teacher named Margaret Southern passed away in Greenville, South Carolina at age 94.



Apparently Margaret was known as a pretty frugal person . . . she only splurged every once in a while when she took her friends out to lunch.  But it turned out she was hiding a pretty sizable FORTUNE.



Margaret's husband died about 30 years ago, and left her his estate.  Then she secretly started playing the stock market, and was apparently pretty good at it.



Last week, it was revealed that Margaret had accumulated $8.4 MILLION . . . and she left it ALL to local charities.



Half of the money is going to her local Humane Society, which runs a no-kill shelter.  And the rest will go to organizations that support education and children with special needs.  The first round of grants will go out this week.



( / / Greenville Journal)