I had a little bit of trouble parsing this headline.
The sentence is actually ambiguous between situations like:
- John mowed my lawn. I paid John to mow my lawn.
- I watched a movie. I paid the movie theater to watch the movie.
For whatever reason, I kept trying to parse the headline as though it were like 1. rather than 2, which was a confusing and even more horrible interpretation. I suspect that constructions like 1 are more frequent than those like 2.