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Fakebook Fakery Hall of Shame

By December 2, 2012

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If there's a Fakebook Fakery Hall of Shame, Nolan Daniels should surely be in it.

Nolan Daniels fake Powerball ticket post went viral
Post on Facebook with fake Powerball ticket photo

A Facebook user who goes by that name posted a fake winning Powerball lottery ticket on Thursday along with the following post: "Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!"

Nearly two million people shared the photo on Facebook within two days. While many of the re-posters probably thought it was funny, others apparently fell for the prank and actually thought they might be entering themselves into a second-hand lottery jackpot drawing.

The Savannah Morning News, which broke the story, interviewed the man's brother, Derek Daniels, who told the paper he thought his brother did it to get attention and "make himself feel better." Derek Daniels posted a comment online saying it was "kind of sad" how many people sent hardship stories to the man they thought had struck it rich.

BuzzFeed compiled a comical collection of fake Powerball winner photos as the meme went viral.

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