There's a pretty good chance that you've seen the picture above by now. At writing, it's been shared over 290,000 times on Facebook. Why? The poster, Nolan Daniels, has promised to give $1 million of his winnings to one lucky person who shares the photo. "Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!" the picture says.
Please stop sharing it. It's totally fake. Daniels is not one of the winners—that would go to this family in Missouri and whoever this guy is in the Maryland gas station. He (poorly) photoshopped the numbers onto a Powerball ticket, which is fairly obvious enough, but this is what really kills any plausibility, courtesy of Gawker's Adrian Chen: Powerball rules dictate that the tickets print the first five numbers in numerical order. Daniels' numbers are not.
Daniels does not have $1 million in lottery winners to give to one of you who shares his photo. He is screwing with you. So please, stop putting this on my newsfeed. That's dedicated to baby pictures of high school classmates' kids.