The man’s flaps were severely damaged in the washing machine, according to Bank of Korea, much of the money became unusable. However, he had not lost everything: he could exchange some of the damaged notes for new ones: he still had 16,000 euros.
How much money the man had initially put in the washing machine is not known, but according to the National Bank of South Korea, the man suffered a significant loss.
Another South Korean has also tried to clean an amount of bacteria: he put his money in the microwave. Also in this incident, the money was significantly damaged, as can be seen in the photo below.