Spokane man aghast when he gets $81 Billion gas bill. Now THAT is pain at the pump. - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane man aghast when he gets $81 Billion gas bill. Now THAT is pain at the pump.

SPOKANE, Wash. -Juan Zamora says a normal trip to the gas station turned into an $81 billion mistake when he filled-up his gas tank earlier this week.

Zamora commutes from Spokane to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, WA. Making the drive 4 times per week equates to 700 miles and $100 in gas every week.

Zamora returned home to hear an automated voicemail explain his purchase at a local gas station was approved for $81,400,836,908.

"I didn't believe the amount myself," he said. "So I played it over and over again."

Over and over again he heard the same amount: $81,400,836,908.

Zamora says it took hours of work on the phone to clear the billions of dollars of debt, but in the end the bank realized what happened.

"All in all I lost a couple of hours of work," he said. "But I knocked a huge debt off."

And he gained an unforgettable story.

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