PayPal Mistakenly Credits Delaware Man’s Account with $92 Quadrillion Dollars
"I'm just feeling like a million bucks," Reynolds said in a statement, according to Philly.com. "At first I thought that I owed quadrillions. It was quite a big surprise."
It was also a short lived one. This was an obvious error on PayPal's part, and unlike Monopoly, you don't get to go around the board with your newfound riches while the bank shrugs off the error. PayPal corrected its enormous mistake, returning Reynolds' account balance back to $0 instead of $92,233,720,368,547,800 that it had been.
Still, it was nice to dream, and had the unusually large money transfer stayed in his account, Reynolds planned to pay the national debt (a mere $16.7 trillion currently) and then acquire the Phillies baseball team, assuming he could negotiate "a great price."