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Diner pays £1m for three-course Indian

A restaurant owner has spoken of his shock after a diner accidentally paid £1,006,082.04 (US$1.3m) for a curry via a chip and pin machine and, even more surprisingly, had the funds to cover it.

The anonymous wealthy individual was having the meal with two friends at Inverurie’s Rajpoot Indian Restaurant in Scotland which included three courses and drinks and came to around £100, as reported by the Evening Express.

Paying via a chip and pin machine, the customer mistakenly punched in a payment total of £1,006,082.04, and what’s more, his bank was able to approve the purchase.

It was restaurant owner Abdul Wahid that noticed the error, conceding that it was most likely an error and not the biggest tip he had ever received.

“When he came to pay I gave him the card machine and he asked to put in the amount himself but it didn’t go through”, Wahid told the paper. 

“I then had to phone the bank for him and I answered all of the questions and they then gave me the confirmation code. At this time he still had the card machine so I never saw the amount he had typed in. But 10 minutes later I took the machine and looked at it and I just said ‘oh my god what’s happened, what have you done my friend’.

The man’s reaction to being told he had just spent more than £1million for his curry was simply “oh my”.

Realising the mistake the man quickly rang his bank and recalled the funds.

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