Powerball Jackpot Winner Hoaxes Hit Social Media
Share my Fb submit for a share of the Powerball jackpot winnings If it seems too good to be true, it in all probability is.
After information hit that the Powerball over in the United States managed to seek out 3 lucky winners to break up the staggering $1.6 billion jackpot, there was an air of inevitability as to what would happen subsequent.
Social media has been plagued with ferragamo belt reversible belt like-farmers, self-selling marketers and on-line pranksters all claiming to have the successful ticket. And of course they’re all going to share the winnings with you… offering you share their “winning ticket photo”, in fact.
Cue a surge of ‘photoshopped’ pictures purporting to show a kind of fortunate tickets. This isn’t the first time these Powerball hoaxes are unfold of course. They’ve been spreading for years and many have accumulated a very massive number of shares from Fb users gullible enough to assume they’re real.
Within the case of the January 2016 Powerball winnings, perhaps the most successful “I gained the Powerball, share my photo” hoax to go viral was from online prankster Rickstarr ‘@RickStarrXO’ Ferragamo who – on the time of writing – has amassed virtually 1,000,000 shares to his post purportedly showing his winning ticket which you’ll be able to see below.
I’m choosing 10 random people who share this photo and giving them $10,000 each. Сальваторе,_Роберт Name ME Loopy However GOD is sweet!
I WASNT GOING To place THIS ON FB However I COULDNT HOLD IT And i Nonetheless CANT Imagine THIS!!! I Received $1.5 BILLION. MY Household HAS BEEN CRYING FOR HOURS.
THE WINNER : Instagram: Rickstarrxo Snapchat: RickstarrLife
Comply with ME ON INSTRAGRAM: rickstarrxo
At the time of writing, his publish accumulated nicely over 400 thousand shares and rising shortly.
RickStarrXO claims to be from New York Metropolis, and it states New York on his “winning” ticket. However the winners truly hailed from California, Florida and Tennessee. So it doesn’t appear like Rick received this time.