A woman from New York, who had a history of mental illness and bipolar disorder, was awarded $1 million in a $100.000 TV advertising auction, according to court records.
The woman, identified as Jane, won a $1,000,000 dollar TV ad bidding war with the TV company that ran a TV ad for a new television ad program, The Times reported.
The ad, which ran on March 31, 2015, featured Jane, who was then 52 years old, in a wheelchair.
The TV ad featured her holding a baby, and her son, who appeared to be a little girl.
The company that aired the ad paid for Jane’s medical bills and the costs of her daughter’s birth, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
The court documents did not indicate when the ad aired.
The bid was made in January 2016, according the court documents.
Jane’s attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A person who answered the phone at Jane’s attorney’s office declined to comment.
The auction, which was conducted by the New York attorney general’s office, did not disclose the value of the ad, but was listed on a website that lists all auction proceeds.
The New Jersey attorney general, Richard A. Codey, who is also running for attorney general in the general election, said that the auction did not raise any concerns.
“We don’t think the government should be using auction tactics to try to get people into debt,” Codey said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.