Pennsylvania woman receives $284 billion electric bill

Pennsylvania woman receives $284 billion electric bill

Mary Horomanski went online earlier this month to check her electric bill and was stunned to see she owed $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.

"We had Christmas lights outside, but we don't have the Christmas Vacation lights", Horomanski said.

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Horomanski told Go Erie that her eyes "just about popped out of [her] head" when she saw it.

Unsurprisingly it was an error, with the actual bill US$284.46 - a one billionth of what the initial bill was.

Horomanski's son called Penelec and the bill was fixed, the Erie Times-News reported.

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A Pennsylvania mom was briefly terrified that her family's Christmas lights might have led to a whopping $284 billion electric bill. "I told him I want a heart monitor", Horomanski said jokingly, referring to the Christmas present she demanded from her son for this year.

According to a spokesperson for Penelec, her electric service provider, the mistake was the result of a misplaced decimal point.

'We appreciate the customer's willingness to reach out to us about the mistake'.

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After speaking with her son, who promptly contacted the utility company, she learned that the entire episode had thankfully been nothing more than a weird error.

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