Howard Kirby said the ottoman felt hard and when it was opened he found a box containing thousands of dollars in cash.
Willie Nash, 39, a married father of three, was in a Mississippi county jail on a misdemeanor charge when he asked a guard to charge his cellphone.
The disaster happened at the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in California, Placer County Sheriff's deputies said.
Matthew Aimers, 32, pleaded guilty at a hearing Thursday to three misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to six years' probation.
The song "Unaccommodating" contains the lyrics: “But I’m contemplating yelling bombs away on the game / Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."