As we learned earlier with the ubiquitous “In response to the new Facebook guidelines” posts, Facebook users will share just about anything — especially if they’ve got a shot at $1 million. Recently, a Facebook user named Nolan Daniels posted a photo of himself with the $587.5 million-winning Powerball ticket, 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!” More than 500,000 people have shared the photo. One problem, though: the ticket isn’t real.
The tickets print the white ball numbers (the first five numbers) in numerical order.
It’s plain to see that the numbers on Daniels’ faked ticket appear to read: 4, 22, 29, 23, 46, 5.
Readers: Were you duped into thinking Daniels had struck it rich?