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ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

Brace yourself right now because our next item, while you go back and you cover your penny ante Wall Street stories, our next story is about a quadrillion dollars.

ADAM DAVIDSON: Quadrillion. Wow, I've never heard of that.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SIEGEL: Well, you go back. It's actually $23 quadrillion. And joining me now by telephone is Jon Seale, who's going to tell us the story of his recent shopping expedition.

Mr. Seale, what'd you buy?

Mr. JON SEALE: Well, I actually had a slice of pizza and a Coca-Cola.

SIEGEL: Paid for it with plastic?

Mr. SEALE: Paid for it with a credit card, yes.

SIEGEL: How much, exactly, did that slice of pizza cost you?

Mr. SEALE: It cost me $23,148,855,308,184,500.

SIEGEL: What did you do?

Mr. SEALE: Well...

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. SEALE: ...after I quit laughing, I picked up the phone to call the bank. The girl that answered the phone actually kind of choked when she saw the number on her screen. And they have assured me they will take care of that. Cheers to that.

SIEGEL: Now, here's what's so odd: Your story popped up, the story of a man in New Hampshire popped up. And it turned out that Visa experienced a small set of people all of whom were charged, whatever it is, $23 quadrillion-how-many-trillion billion, same number.

Mr. SEALE: Yes, I've seen that on the Internet today. I've had several people send me those stories, that it turns out we were all - experienced the same glitch, as they call it.

SIEGEL: Whom did you share this with after you saw the amount?

Mr. SEALE: The first thing I did, I got home and checked the online statement, and I was laughing out loud. My children and my wife came in to see, you know, what I was laughing so hysterically at. And my son made the comment that maybe, with this amount of money, we could afford to get season tickets to the Yankees. I told him for this amount of money, we could buy the Yankees.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SIEGEL: I think you could buy all of New York at that.

Mr. SEALE: I think I could.

SIEGEL: And have plenty of money left over.

Mr. SEALE: Absolutely.

SIEGEL: That was John Seale of Trophy Club, Texas, who was charged on his Visa card $23 quadrillion for a pizza dinner. Visa has since corrected the glitch and forgiven a $20 overdraft fee.

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