Arizona Powerball Winner Hoax in Facebook – What’s Hot in Social Media?


Arizona Powerball Winner Hoax in Facebook – December 06, 2012
What’s Hot in Social Media?
… with The Social Network Princess


Hey there, I’m Cindy with seenBEST Web Design.


So, a guy by the name of Nolan Daniels decided to upload this picture of himself claiming to have the winning ticket for the Powerball lottery last week. The jackpot was worth over $500,000,000 (that’s five hundred million dollars!). The guy uploaded the picture and then stated that he would give away a million dollars to a random person if they shared the image. The picture has now been shared over 1 million times on Facebook!


I came across it through several friends that had shared it on their page, but shortly after the ticket was confirmed to be a fake. This is not the winning ticket. One of the main parts of the ticket that proves it’s not the winning ticket is the numbers. The numbers should be in numerical order, a real ticket would have the numbers in order and this one does not.


You can tell that this image was poorly photoshopped, but a little of people did fall for the hoax and I must admit that I almost did so myself. Did you fall for the hoax? Share your thoughts with me.


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