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Fake Facebook Power Ball winner photo surpasses 2 million shares

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Most of those who have Facebook have seen someone or is someone who have shared user Nolan Daniels, allegedly holding the winning $588 million Power Ball ticket to the caption that reads, “Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!” But guess what folks, it’s just a hoax.

According to Huffington Post, the fake Power Ball winner photo has received 450,000 shares as of Friday, and over 2 million by Sunday evening.

Gawker reports that the photoshopped picture does have the winning numbers, but the numbers are not in numerical order as they would be if it were the actual winning ticket.

"The tickets print the white ball numbers (the first five numbers) in numerical order,” reads one Powerball FAQ.

Additionally, Daniels milked the hoax-gone-viral picture as one fan commented on the photo asking if he was serious in his offer to gift a random person such an extreme amount of money. He replied, “239 Million! I'm out celebrating now."

Thus far, two of three winners have been identified. Two from Missouri while the third, from Arizona, has reportedly not come forward. However, reports state that the winner was captured celebrating in the gas station once finding out he had won.

Image: Facebook

 

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