Family Electricity Bill: $284,460,000,000

Fortunately, it was a just decimal error for Pennsylvania's Mary Horomanski
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2017 11:31 AM CST

(Newser) – Imagine opening your electric bill and seeing a figure of $284,460,000,000 under the amount owed. Pennsylvania's Mary Horomanski had exactly that experience, which she recollects to with a priceless quote: “My eyes just about popped out of my head,” says the 58-year-old resident of Erie. “We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong.” As a spokesman for utility Penelec explained, however, it was merely a comically disastrous decimal error. The actual bill: $284.46. (Read more utility companies stories.)

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