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You’d think after she resorted to promoting smokeless tobacco and starring in straight to DVD movies, Lindsay Lohan would have wised up to current dire financial straights. Yeeeah… not so much. After accepting 77-year-old millionaire Richard Lugner’s offer of $150,000 to be his date to the Vienna Opera Ball last month, Lindsay failed to make her flight because she was too busy buying tax-free booze and smokes in the airport duty-free shop. The Daily Mail says

Lindsay Lohan lost out on a $150,000 payday after missing her flight from of Los Angeles because she was caught up shopping in duty free. Lindsay was two hours late boarding her private jet and then couldn’t raise the funds to pay the $22,000 fee for delaying the flight.

A source said, “She wanted to pay but didn’t have that much available [credit on her American Express card], so she [had to get] off the plane.”

The 23-year-old actress was expected to be the star guest at Vienna’s Opera Ball last night after being invited by Austrian millionaire Richard Lugner, [who] famously pays a different female celebrity to be his date at the ball every year.

Previous escorts included Nicollette Sheridan, Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton, Raquel Welch and Sophia Loren.

Well, since that fell through, maybe should could see about getting a job as the new Marlboro Man. I’m sure the phrase “Welcome to Anal Country” would catch on soon enough.

Partying in Hollywood after missing her flight:

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PHOTO SOURCE: Pacific Coast News

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