US man gets a temporary $92 quadrillion windfall after PayPal error

Online payments broker PayPal accidentally credited a US man with $92 quadrillion after an error.

Chris Reynolds, 56, of Delaware, Philadelphia, told the Philadelphia Daily News it was "a big surprise" to find his emailed monthly statement said he had an ending balance of $92,233,720,368,547,800. When he logged on to the site, however, he found his balance was listed as zero.

Reynolds said that if the account credit were true, he would pay down the national debt and his own, and perhaps buy his home state if he could get a good price.

PayPal has reportedly said it would offer to make a donation to a charity of Reynolds' choice.