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'People Are Claiming They've Won The Powerball Jackpot And Are "Giving" Away Money On The Internet

Can we borrow some money?

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Well, if you were counting on winning the world record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot you're probably shit out of luck.

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On Wednesday night it was announced that one of the winning tickets was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California.

Frenzy scene outside the Chino Hills 7-eleven where winning powerball jackpot ticket was sold

Naturally, a lot of people are distraught at not having won the jackpot themselves.

When you realize your dreams of not having to go back to work tomorrow are over cause you didn't win the #Powerball

Everybody tomorrow at work. #Powerball

However, some people are claiming on social media that they've won the jackpot.

Instagram user Erik Bragg even posted a picture of the supposed winning ticket on Instagram. The post quickly garnered tens of thousands of likes and comments.

Instagram: @thisguysthelimit

He has even taken to Twitter to offer a portion of his winnings to anyone who retweets him.

I am not a selfish guy and I will be #GivingAway some of my winnings to every person who retweets this! #Powerball

There is only one major problem here. Lottery tickets sold in California don't look like this.

They look like this.

Christina Cocca

Notice the first ticket has numbers that correspond to the letters ABCDE...while the other ticket has letters next to empty rows in an image that appears to be doctored.

Christina Cocca

Also, why would anyone announce on social media that they just became an instant billionaire? That seems like it would bring a lot of unwanted attention.



FIRST 2K RT's GET $1500 EACH FIRST 1K LIKES GET $500 #Powerball #PowerballJackpot


HMU if you want a mill. #Powerball

Perhaps this user said it best.

@RickScollins because the first thing someone does when they win the powerball is make a Twitter and give money away 😂😂😂


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