Powerball Jackpot Winner Hoaxes Hit Social Media
Share my Fb submit for a share of the Powerball jackpot winnings If it appears too good to be true, it in all probability is.
After news 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 like-farmers, self-selling marketers and online pranksters all claiming to have the successful ticket. And naturally they’re all going to share the winnings with you… providing you share their “winning ticket photo”, in fact.
Cue a surge of ‘photoshopped’ salvatore ferragamo studio pictures purporting to point out a kind of fortunate tickets. This isn’t the first time these Powerball hoaxes are unfold after all. They’ve been spreading for years and lots of have accumulated a very giant number of shares from Fb users gullible sufficient to assume they’re real.
Within the case of the January 2016 Powerball winnings, perhaps essentially the most successful “I gained the Powerball, share my photo” hoax to go viral was from on-line prankster Rickstarr ‘@RickStarrXO’ Ferragamo who – on the time of writing – has amassed nearly one million shares to his publish purportedly exhibiting his winning ticket which you’ll see under.
I’m choosing 10 random individuals who share this photograph and giving them $10,000 every. Сальваторе,_Роберт Call ME Loopy But GOD is good!
I WASNT GOING To put THIS ON FB However I COULDNT HOLD IT And that i Still CANT Believe THIS!!! I Won $1.5 BILLION. MY Family HAS BEEN CRYING FOR HOURS.
THE WINNER : Instagram: Rickstarrxo Snapchat: RickstarrLife
Comply with ME ON INSTRAGRAM: rickstarrxo
On the time of writing, his put up accumulated properly over 400 thousand shares and rising quickly.
RickStarrXO claims to be from New York Metropolis, and it states New York on his “winning” ticket. Nevertheless the winners truly hailed from California, Florida and Tennessee. So it doesn’t appear like Rick won this time.