A Facebook user Nolan Daniels posted a images of himself holding what appears to be the winning lottery ticket worth $588 million dollars. At the time of this post, Powerball has yet to declare the winner from Arizona. Huffington Posts makes the unsubstantiated claim this is a hoax, although it is plausible. It is plausible this post is a hoax because of one questions:
Would you pay a million dollars for a million shares of your Facebook posts?
In his post he wrote “Looks like I won’t be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!”. The post has since “gone viral” and has over 1.6 million shares. Many of the shares with descriptions stating it can’t hurt, even if it is a hoax, because the chances of winning are better than the lottery. The “share to win” is a lame marketing tactic used by immature brands, but at least they have a reason for doing it. What I can’t figure out is what Daniels’ motivation is for giving away a million dollars of his winnings.
It’s not charitable, it’s relatively a lot of money for the winner – perhaps no longer to Daniels – and all for a bunch of Facebook shares? Truth or Fake, one thing we do know for certain is that Nolan Daniels has an insatiable ego.