If You Shared That Powerball Photo Giving Away A Million Dollars, You Got Trolled By A Hoax

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Jeromie Williams Eats The Internet For Breakfast

A Facebook profile belonging to Nolan Daniels, with a photo claiming to have a winning Powerball ticket has fooled over 1.4 million people into thinking they might be selected as the “winner’s” one million dollar random recipient by sharing his photo.

The photo which was posted on November 29th, 2012 claims to show Nolan Daniels holding a winning Powerball lottery ticket and an offer that far too many people have fallen for:

Looks like I won’t be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!

The joke however is on everyone who fell victim to this internet hoax, because had any one of them cared to check, there is a huge and glaring discrepancy with the ticket that proves it is fake:  Powerball tickets print the numbers in numerical order, and the ticket Nolan Daniels is holding does not follow that rule.

Take a good look at the photo at the top and you’ll see the numbers shown as 22, 29, 23, (something that could be 16 or 46), 5, and a bonus number of 6 – numerical order be damned.  Following is a picture of a real Powerball lottery ticket with the numerical orders intact.

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So there you have it folks.  Nolan Daniels does not have a winning Powerball ticket, and you’re not going to win a million dollars for sharing his photo.  You’ve all been trolled, by a troll, who is now the mayor of troll land in Trollandia.

Jeromie Williams Eats The Internet For Breakfast

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2 thoughts on “If You Shared That Powerball Photo Giving Away A Million Dollars, You Got Trolled By A Hoax

  1. Pingback: Brother Of Powerball Facebook Hoaxer Says Nolan Daniels Is “Selfish, Dishonest, Untrustworthy And Disloyal” « Jeromie Williams Eats The Internet For Breakfast

  2. I am Nolan’s biological brother. However, true brothers are defined by loyalty, honesty, and a bond of trust. He is not one of those kind of brothers. If you want to add to the viral stream, then you should know that he was dating my ex of 3 years in secret for a year and told me via email while on vacation with her after he left my house (roommates after his 2nd divorce) and left the business (partners for 6 years). Solid guy. I get the post, it is funny to some people. However, from what I hear about his message box being full of people’s stories of hardship and desire for help is kind of sad. Even though most knew it was fake people hang onto the most slim opportunities for some luck, some hope. December is the number 1 month for heart attacks, strokes, and suicide. Combine that with the economic state of this country and people desperately hang on to even the tiniest bit of hope. I hope people were able to shake it off. I’m sure the vast majority did. The idea of someone winning and then sharing in a second lottery is touching. Too bad it this wasn’t the case. Fake saint, real douche bag. – Derek Daniels

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