Viral Image Of Man Who Won Powerball Jackpot Turns Out To Be A Fake Facebook Campaign

Viral Image Of Man Who Won Powerball Jackpot Turns Out To Be A Fake Facebook Campaign
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

A man who claimed to be a Powerball winner has launched a hoax offering to share his gain, that has gone viral.  In a stunt that resembles an online version of a chain letter, a man claiming to be Nolan Daniels posted a picture of himself on Thursday with what he claims is a winning Powerball ticket and telling people to share the picture, with the chance of possibly winning a portion of his earnings. 


The photo received over 1.8 million shares but now many are calling Daniels a fraud, claiming the ticket in the photo is a fake and calling his offer to share his winnings a cruel joke.

Daniels posted the picture of himself with the alleged winning ticket on Thursday, claiming to be one of the lucky winners of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. 

‘Looks like I won’t be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!’ he wrote on his Facebook page, holding up what appeared to be a winning ticket. 

The picture received 1.8 million shares on the social networking website, in addition to more than 28,000 Likes and nearly 14,000 comments.

Some people took to his Facebook page to lobby the man on why they should receive the funds. 


‘My Family and I could use a million with getting evicted soon and water and power being turned off that money would HELP A LOT!!!’ one user wrote. 


Yet another said, ‘My mom is filming a movie and needs $500,000. And me and my son want to build a school for underprivileged kids. And lastly, i want to invest the rest in my company. Pick me!!’

Many comments offered congratulations to the man and wished him the best with his earnings. 


But there was one small problem, it appears the ticket in question is not actually real, as some Facebook comments pointed out that the ticket couldn’t be legit since the numbers don’t appear in ascending order, like a real ticket would. 


Once the hoax was pointed out, some people laughed off the stunt but it sparked outrage from others. 


‘I hope you end up poor. Getting likes and shares out of a lie? Nice. I hope that gave you some gratification you lying bastard,’ one user wrote.

That’s gotta hurt.

Paul Hudson | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In World

World John Haltiwanger

ISIS Makes $3 Million A Day, Bringing In More Than Most Businesses

When ISIS first began, it relied on the assistance of other states in the region for funding: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. Now, however, US intelligence officials and other experts contend that ISIS makes $3 million a day from oil revenue, human trafficking, theft and extortion. Simply put, it is a finely tuned financial machine. […]

World Emily Arata

Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Drinking Red Wine Over White Wine

Bring on the purple lips, wine teeth and grape-colored stains on otherwise clean white shirts. Americans have spoken, and they’re drinking red wine instead of white. A poll conducted by wine retailer CorkGuru shows that 58 percent of the US prefers a merlot to a chardonnay. As consumers get older, they like red wine even […]

Also On Elite

Entertainment

Breaking: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away At The Age Of 81

Breaking news: Joan Rivers has just died. The comedienne passed away at 81 years old. Last week, she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords. She was then rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York. Rivers was then placed in a medically-induced coma. Her daughter, Melissa, flew in from California to be with […]

TV

A Stoner ‘Futurama’ Fan Just Rolled A Joint In The Shape Of Bender (Photo)

It’s time for the weed smokers of the world to step up their joint rolling games because, as far as I’m concerned, this guy just took the f*cking cake. A Redditor, who goes by “wasteland-bound,” posted a photo of a joint he rolled in the shape of Bender from “Futurama.” This thing looks identical to the […]

Food

A Mac And Cheese Burrito Is Somehow Even Better Than It Sounds (Photos)

If you’re looking for something different to attempt in the kitchen, you might want to take a few notes on this legendary recipe. Mac-n-Cheese Burritos are a thing — a wonderful thing. And this heaven-sent creation is pretty simple to make. All you’re going to need is freshly-made macaroni and cheese, roasted green chili peppers, […]

TV

‘The Sopranos’ Creator Finally Speaks Out About Whether Or Not Tony Soprano Died

Since 2007, the nation has waited with bated breath to find out what really happened to Tony Soprano. If you recall, the finale of “The Sopranos” ended with a slightly ominous scene in a diner where Tony and his family gathered. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”” played and the last shot was of Tony’s face, and […]