Mary Horomanski received an electric bill for more than $284 billion.
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.
Mary Horomanski's electric gadgets were working fine but it was her electric bill that gave the Pennsylvanian a shock.
"We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong", she added, recalling the moment she went online to check how much she owes Penelec for the month.
The bill stated she had until November 2018 to pay all of the money; her minimum payment for December was over $28,000.More news: National Weather Service issues high wind advisory
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A spokesman for Penelec's parent company First Energy addressed the incorrect bill situation, suggesting that a decimal point must have been accidentally moved.
After a call from Horomanki's son, Penelec fixed the statement to show that the actual balance was $284.46, the paper reported.
'We appreciate the customer's willingness to reach out to us about the mistake'.
Horomanski joked that she asked her son for a different Christmas gift after seeing the oversized bill: "a heart monitor".