The most expensive mistakes

We all make mistakes, but not at every pay dearly.
Some random errors could cost more than one million dollars.5 examples ...

spelling mistake that cost New York more than a million dollars

accounting error Ministry of Education of the State of New York has led to the fact that the amount earmarked for the development of urban school transportation, doubled.

It turned out that one of the words inadvertently accountant appeared superfluous letter, and accounting software could not recognize it.
This error has been detected during the audit in June 2006, it led to the fact that transport was spent $ 2.8 million instead of the planned 1.4 million.
city authorities had to reimburse the difference.

most expensive in the history of the comma

August 2006, a case of "the most expensive places in the history of Canada."
it is a conflict of Canadian companies Rogers Communications Inc.and Aliant Inc.
court ordered the largest Canadian provider of wireless data services Rogers Communications pay an additional 2.13 million dollars Aliant Inc.after termination of the contract between them.

in 2002 between the two companies had signed a contract containing a clause stating that it "shall enter into force on the date of signature and shall remain in force for five years from the date of signing, and then can be extended for five-year periods, unless terminatedany of the parties have submitted their written notice no later than one year before the termination. "
Thus Rogers believed that until 2007 the contract is indissoluble, and in 2006 it will become clear whether it will be automatically extended for another five years.
However, in 2005, Aliant sends a notice to terminate the contract.
stumbling block was unfortunate comma, because of which the item of the agreement the parties interpreted (in English spelling) in different ways: the representatives of Rogers submitted that the conditions relate only to the additional terms, while representatives of Aliant, based on punctuation rules of the English language - bothin additional, and to the core.
decision was made in favor of Aliant, which won the right to terminate the contract in 2006.
This enabled her to significantly increase the fee for their services (to $ 9.60 for each used the tower to $ 28.05), which is why Rogers has lost more than two million dollars.
Here it is - that is the value of one point.

Typo increased the winning amount from $ 1,000 to $ 50,000,000

In July 2007, one of the car dealerships Roswell, New Mexico, issued 50 thousand tickets instant lottery with the main prize of $ 1,000.
was understood that the top prize are 1 ticket out of 50 000. However, when printing of lottery tickets in the printing Atlanta-based Force Events Direct Marketing Co.It was a mistake.
The result was that the alleged 50,000 people became happy owners of a prize of $ 1,000.
Keenly aware that to pay the sum of $ 50 million is unrealistic, dealership offered to exchange all win "printed correctly" lottery tickets for gift cards Wal-Mart, which cost the company 250 thousand dollars.
After the incident, Force Events, to somehow appease disgruntled citizens issued lottery tickets with the grand prize of $ 5,000, after 20 more episodes lottery with the main prize of $ 1,000.

Error Chilean trader $ 175 million

In 1994, due to an error made during the online trading trader State copper company of Chile.Codelco (when instead of profitable to sell unprofitable trader bought shares), the company and, consequently, the whole country has lost $ 175 million.
At that time, this amount was equal to 5% of the country's GNP.

random error, which cost the Japanese bank $ 340 million

Because of the random error of the trader Mizuho Securities (brokerage unit of the second-largest Japanese bank Mizuho Financial Group Inc.) in early December 2006 shares of recruiting company J-Com Co.It was sold at 1 yen, instead of 610,000 yen.
misunderstanding that occurred partly because the computer system of the Tokyo Stock Exchange did not respond to attempts to cancel an erroneous bid cost home sales 40.5 billion yen (340 million. Dollars) and was an example of one of the most expensive in the world of typos.

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