There were over two million Facebook users chasing after a fake photo. Why? The post was about a man who “allegedly” won about $587 US million dollars from PowerBall.

“Nolan Daniels”

This is purely a hoax picture of a man holding up what appears to be a “winning” Powerball ticket and promising to share the wealth has been shared millions of times on Facebook.

In the caption of his image, he stated, “Looks like I won’t be going to work EVER!!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!” – calls himself Nolan Daniels.

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Although many assume the ticket is correct because the numbers were right… the order in which they are printed a totally done wrong and was done by the magic wonders of a software called Photoshop. On Powerball’s website, they clearly state, “The tickets print the white ball numbers (the first five numbers) in numerical order.”

Around Monday afternoon, the post — the only one on the Facebook page — had been shared amongst more than two million people – and counting. As much as this is sad, people began preach out their financial issues in order to be picked by Daniels.

Now, what holds in the future? Well it’s simple – don’t believe everything you see on Facebook. After all, Facebook is part of the internet, is it not?


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