Pennsylvania woman gets $284 billion electric bill

Ann Santiago
December 27, 2017

According to the Erie Times-News, Pennsylvania resident Mary Horomanski saw her electric bill earlier this month was for $284 billion.

"My eyes just about popped out of my head", the 58-year-old told Erie Times-News, describing her shock when checking her bill online. Naturally, she blamed her Christmas lights. The company said she just had to make a minimum payment of $28,000 by the end of December.

Horomanski's son called Penelec, his mother's electricity provider, who said the amount was an error.

It all ends well, as Penelec confirmed that the statement, amounting to $284,460,000,000, was an error on their part.

A spokesperson for Penelec's parent company said he doesn't know how the mistake happened. Obviously, that total was still a bit outside what the Horomanski family was accustomed to paying, so she grabbed her phone and tried to get to the bottom of it all.

Horomanski's experience with the massive bill gave her an idea for a unique Christmas present. "We appreciate the customer's willingness to reach out to us about the mistake", Durbin told the newspaper.

An Erie, Pennsylvania woman was surprised this week with an electric bill which equaled almost the entire GDP of the country of Chile, the Erie Times-News reported.

In another case a Florida man opened up a bill for $12,000 from his electric company.

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