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Published: Wed, December 27, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Pennsylvania woman shocked by $284 bln electricity bill

Pennsylvania woman shocked by $284 bln electricity bill

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

Can you imagine thinking your electric bill is $284 billion?

The Times-News reported that Mary Horomanski received an online statement claiming her account balance was $284,460,000,000. "We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong".

The company, in the spirit of giving, only wanted a mere $28,156 upfront, and would give the family another 12 months or so to pay it off.

The hilarious and bad thing about this is that she would have been on the hook for a minimum payment in December of $28,156 had she not gotten that bill adjusted.

A spokesman for Penelec's parent company First Energy addressed the incorrect bill situation, suggesting that a decimal point must have been accidentally moved.

'I can't recall ever seeing a bill for billions of dollars, ' Durbin added. "We appreciate the customer's willingness to reach out to us about the mistake".

The company confirmed the error and said the bill should have totaled $284.

As for Horomanski, she just got an idea for a new Christmas present from her son - a new heart monitor.

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

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