$284 Billion in Electric Bill - Woman Says WOW

Dec 27, 2017, 00:52
$284 Billion in Electric Bill - Woman Says WOW

The 58-year-old thought putting up her Christmas lights for the season caused the colossal spike in her electric bill.

A United States woman got the shock of her life after receiving an electricity bill of US$284.46 billion (NZ$404.53 billion). She suspected that her family had put up their Christmas lights wrong.

Mary Horomanski of Erie, Pennsylvania, logged in to her online utility account to discover a balance of $284,460,000,000.

And while she wasn't expected to pay the colossal amount off fully until November 2018, she was expected to dish out a hefty minimum for December of $28,156.

Her son took the matter up with the electricity providers, who later confirmed that there indeed was an error in the monthly statement.

"I can't recall ever seeing a bill for billions of dollars", Durbin said. To their credit, the company was quick to adjust her bill to the correct sum of $284.46, which is nine decimal places to the left of the original statement, as Mark Durbin, spokesperson for Penelec's parent company First Energy, expressed his own surprise. "I told him I want a heart monitor", Horomanski said jokingly, referring to the Christmas present she demanded from her son for this year.

Horomanski contacted the Erie Times-News to let them know about the shock bill.