It would take a big piggy bank to hold all the pennies Andrew Boorman received last week.

As the millionth Internet customer of Wells Fargo & Co., the 40-year-old from Morro Bay, Calif., was awarded a million pennies, or $10,000. The coins arrived in six shopping carts at Vons Supermarket in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where Mr. Boorman is assistant manager.

The total weight: three tons.

Mr. Boorman did not have to wrap all those coins. Wells exchanged them for a cashier's check. The $201 billion-asset bank is also giving Mr. Boorman a free computer, free electronic bill payment for life, and a three-day trip for him and his two daughters to Wells' headquarters city, San Francisco.

The nation's seventh-largest bank also marked the million-customer milestone by announcing it was rolling out free Internet banking to all Minnesota customers of Norwest Bank, the lead bank of the Minneapolis holding company that Wells merged with last November. -- Ross Snel

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