$284 Billion in Electric Bill - Woman Says WOW

$284 Billion in Electric Bill - Woman Says WOW

A Pennsylvania woman checked her electric bill earlier this month and found she owed more than $28 billion.

"My eyes just about popped out of my head", Erie homeowner Mary Horomanski, 58, told the Erie Times-News. Can you blame her? The Erie resident added that her family wondered if something went wrong after they put their Christmas lights up on the house. Not even Clark Griswold could rack up such a bill with Christmas lights, so it was obviously a mistake.

Penelec, the utility company, came up with a payment plan where she did not have to pay the full amount until November 2018.

Ms Horomanski says the bill gave her such a fright she asked her son for a different present for Christmas this year.

That's a pretty big difference.

It was only after Horomanski's online statement was fixed that it reflected the due amount as $284.46.

"I can't recall ever seeing a bill for billions of dollars", he 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.

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. She asked her son for a hear monitor.