It's the age-old question—if you had $1 million, what would you do with it?

For one family in Virginia, the answer was simple; if you find a million dollars, you return it.

Earlier this month, Emily Schantz was driving through beautiful Caroline County, Virginia, with her family when they stumbled upon nearly $1 million in cold, hard cash. 

The car ahead of them had swerved to avoid hitting a bag, which was in the road, but Shantz's vehicle ended up driving right over it. She pulled over to pick it up, assuming it was trash that someone hadn't thrown away properly. She figured they would drive into town and discard it when they had a chance, so she threw it and another bag she spotted in the back of her vehicle. Little did the family know, as they drove around for hours afterward, that they had stumbled upon nearly $1 million. 

Eventually, the family made the realization that they had stumbled upon something other than trash.

"Inside of the two bags, there were plastic baggies, and they were addressed with something that said ‘cash vault,'" Schantz said.  

The family immediately called the county sheriff's office.

While it is not yet clear where the money bags came from, investigating officers believe that it was likely destined for a bank but got lost during a possible USPS delivery.

According to the Caroline County Sheriff’s office, Schantz and her family are a prime example of what it means to be upstanding members of the community. And now they have an unbelievable story of a lifetime.