A rice dish and a small piece of cake should have cost Kasper Harboe 32 kroner.
Instead, a technical error on behalf of payment service Nets caused the transaction to go through a full 125,000 times, causing his humble lunch to cost 4 million kroner ($575,000).
“The bank called and said that there was mistake. You could say that a hundred thousand times,” Harbroe told Metroxpress.
Harboe is a radio host for broadcaster DR and took the bank error in good humour.
“I hope that it can be converted into a system in which I have prepaid lunch in the DR canteen for the next 350 years. I hate making my own lunch,” he told Metroxpress.
Both Nets and Harboe’s bank assured him that he would not be held liable for the error.
The pricey lunch brings to mind a story The Local reported on Tuesday in which a 78-year-old man was charged 840,000 kroner for three hot dogs and a chocolate milk.