Man's 'Winning' Powerball Photo Goes Viral
Gawker says there's an easy giveaway that it's a hoax
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2012 4:46 PM CST
The photo getting spread around today.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – If you happened to stumble across a photo of someone named Nolan Daniels today, here's why: Last night, he posted a picture of himself on Facebook with what he claims is a winning Powerball ticket, explains the Christian Science Monitor. Then he asked people to share the photo, promising $1 million to a random person who did so. As of this afternoon, more than 200,000 hopeful souls had done so. Alas, Adrien Chen at Gawker points out that if it were a real Powerball ticket, the numbers would be in numerical order, unlike the one in the "poorly photoshopped" image.

It just goes to show that "like-addled Facebook users will share anything no matter how obviously untrue it is," he writes. So far, then, we know only the identity of one of the two winners. (Click to read about the lucky Hill family of Missouri.) But many think this store video from Maryland shows the other. The unnamed man celebrating reportedly told people in the store that he bought it in Arizona.

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thenet95
Nov 30, 2012 11:17 PM CST
He probably Photoshop it. Hahaha
Scaramouche
Nov 30, 2012 5:33 PM CST
Watch them all form a class-action lawsuit for the million. It'd be like that rapper who had to pay a million dollar reward for his laptop because he posted it in writing. Except it would be multiplied by 200,000 people. Imagine owing 200K people a Million dollars each.