Daniels’ page is private, however the photo above was posted as “public” along with the following caption:
Nolan Daniels is NOT one of the winers of that $588 million powerball jackpot and while the photo posted shows a lottery ticket with the correct jackpot numbers, the entire situation has been determined to be a hoax.
Take a closer look at Daniel’s “winning” lottery ticket…
Again… take a closer look at Daniel’s ticket.
Had this been a legitimate ticket, the numbers would have read: ‘5 16 22 23 29 – 6′ instead of ’22 29 23 16 5 – 6′
In addition to the order of the winning numbers, another red flag appears to be the number ’16’ in the photos, which appears to have been a ’46’ that was altered.
The number ‘5’ on Daniels’ “winning” ticket looks suspect as well, and was most likely a ’55’ or a ‘6’.
This is clearly a photoshop job, but it was enough to dupe a lot of people… millions to be exact!
The public photo was shared online at about 10 p.m. Thursday evening (November 29, 2012) and so far, it’s received over 1.4 MILLION shares as of Friday evening (November 30, 2012).
Meanwhile, while Daniels is racking up on his facebook shares, a winner in Missouri came forward, and while Powerball has yet to confirm a second winner, video footage of the alleged second winner has surfaced.
I wonder why Nolan Daniels went so far to fool so many people? Seriously. What’s in it for him beside a few extra online “friends”? I wouldn’t put it past him to be in on one of those online scams where the “winner” has to pay “taxes” in order to get a certified check for their winnings.
In scams like those, the “winner” normally shells out thousands, thinking they’ll get a million or more in winnings. The “winner” is normally in for a rude awakening when their “certified check” or “money order” bounces in the bank, leaving them with no winnings AND the loss of their “tax” money.
Don’t fall for it people. If it looks too good to be true… you know the deal!
Would you (or DID you) fall for Daniels’ lottery hoax?