"My eyes just about popped out of my head", said the 58-year old Penelec customer to Go Erie on Christmas day.

REUTERS/Rick WilkingU.S. currency and coins in a vault at a bank in Westminster, Colorado.


A woman in America was blown away when she copped a US$284 billion electricity bill - that's $376 billion Australian.

After discovering the bill, Horomanski had her son call Penelec, Horomanski's electric supplier, for an explanation.

The Times-News reported that Mary Horomanski received an online statement claiming her account balance was $284,460,000,000. The utility company has also kept the lights running on her house, and she did not have to pay the initially quoted $28,156 either.


Penelec spokesman Mark Durbin said somehow the decimal point was in the wrong spot.

"It was like, well, I guess we have a year to come up with this billion-dollar bill".

Horomanski, suspecting that something was off with her bill, sent a text message to her son to contact the electric company about the issue.


Horomanski joked that she asked her son for a different Christmas gift after seeing the oversized bill: "a heart monitor".

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