Powerball Hoax Smashes Facebook Record getting over 2,000, 000

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Facebook user Nolan Daniels, put this picture of Facebook with the caption, “Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!”

Powerball Hoax

Facebook user Nolan Daniels, put this picture of Facebook with the caption, “Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!

The result:

Powerball Hoax

Soon after he posted the photo of himself holding a Powerball ticket that he claimed he’d won and was willing to share the bounty, people started sharing and liking his post, little realizing it was nothing more than a hoax and the lottery ticket in the picture, a fake. It's a fake, but that hasn't millions, yes millions of people from sharing the image in just a little over 24 hours.

People either didn’t know or didn’t bother to check before hitting the sharing button in a frenzy to win the promised million bucks. Had they noticed or checked, they would have spotted the forgery (so to speak), the first five numbers of Powerball tickets are always printed in numerical order.

Anyway, isn’t the human race supposed to know by now that anything that sounds too good to be true, usually is?

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