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Man photoshops himself with $343.9 million lottery check to get more Tinder matches

Mar 4, 2022, 5:20 pm

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It worked

By Kate Northrop

A Tinder user was feeling discouraged by the lack of matches he was receiving on the popular dating app, so he changed his approach by photoshopping himself into a picture of a well-known Powerball winner.

A man who goes by the name of "Hieu Thai" (in his photoshopped image) came up with an idea to draw more attention to his dating profile on Tinder, and it worked.

In a sneaky, and admittedly detailed, job of careful editing, some TikTok users have branded his attempts at garnering more matches as both clever and sad. Either way, "Thai" found himself receiving more interest than before.

"This is why I gave up on dating apps," someone commented.

"Honestly, this is so sad," said another.

In a clip he shared on social media platform TikTok, he explained how he found a photo of $343.9 million Powerball jackpot winner Lerynne West and cropped out the giant check she held. Then, he pasted the cropped image of the check onto a photo of himself against a plain blue background.

Next, he blurred out West's name and simply added his own in a similar font. Finally, he added the Powerball logo behind him to make it appear as though he were standing in front of an official branded backdrop.

After uploading the photo to his dating profile, interest suddenly started to flood in. A screenshot of his account shows that he had 37 matches at one point.

It's not the first time someone has falsely depicted themselves as a lottery winner to gain attention, but his gimmick may have inspired others to try similar methods as well.

"Why didn't I think of this?" an impressed TikTok user said. "I know how to photoshop too."

VIDEO: Watch how he did it

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It worked

By Kate Northrop

A Tinder user was feeling discouraged by the lack of matches he was receiving on the popular dating app, so he changed his approach by photoshopping himself into a picture of a well-known Powerball winner.

A man who goes by the name of "Hieu Thai" (in his photoshopped image) came up with an idea to draw more attention to his dating profile on Tinder, and it worked.

In a sneaky, and admittedly detailed, job of careful editing, some TikTok users have branded his attempts at garnering more matches as both clever and sad. Either way, "Thai" found himself receiving more interest than before.

"This is why I gave up on dating apps," someone commented.

"Honestly, this is so sad," said another.

In a clip he shared on social media platform TikTok, he explained how he found a photo of $343.9 million Powerball jackpot winner Lerynne West and cropped out the giant check she held. Then, he pasted the cropped image of the check onto a photo of himself against a plain blue background.

Next, he blurred out West's name and simply added his own in a similar font. Finally, he added the Powerball logo behind him to make it appear as though he were standing in front of an official branded backdrop.

After uploading the photo to his dating profile, interest suddenly started to flood in. A screenshot of his account shows that he had 37 matches at one point.

It's not the first time someone has falsely depicted themselves as a lottery winner to gain attention, but his gimmick may have inspired others to try similar methods as well.

"Why didn't I think of this?" an impressed TikTok user said. "I know how to photoshop too."

VIDEO: Watch how he did it

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Now that's ingenuity at it's finest! 

LOL

"When will we ever learn?"

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    How long will a relationship last that is based on deception?

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

    Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

    Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

    The best way to learn is to never stop being a student!

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      How long will a relationship last that is based on deception?

      My understanding of Tinder is that it's not used to establish a long-term relationship.

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        Go West ladies, there's Gold in them hills.  LOL

                                                   

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          i am just reading this. just have 7 to 8 words tonight:

          Some would do anything for some attention.

          Funny though!  LOL 

          SMDH

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          Good luck, on your lottery games tonight/this weekend everyone.

          Gn.

          $22,000 Won! Let's Go NC! Time 2 break the bank, baby! 

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            FYI: Tinder is commonly referred to as the "hookup app", but at its core is a dating app that, like competitors, aims to offer a gateway to relationships, and even marriage, for a more tech-savvy generation.

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

            Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

            Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

            The best way to learn is to never stop being a student!

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              he's creative.Cheers

              Happy National Catfish Day  Cheers

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                Who is the oldest person on Tinder?

                FYI: An 83 Year Old woman who is reclaiming the word "cougar" saying that she will never go back to dating men her own age.
                Thud

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

                Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

                Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

                The best way to learn is to never stop being a student!

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                  he's creative.Cheers

                  Cassie here, Hoping you're doing better, girlie.

                   

                  and i agree,  lol he sure is/was. 

                   

                  had to say thatLOL

                  $22,000 Won! Let's Go NC! Time 2 break the bank, baby! 

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                    I bet jail is waiting for him because this is fraud and catfishing right there.

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                      Cassie here, Hoping you're doing better, girlie.

                       

                      and i agree,  lol he sure is/was. 

                       

                      had to say thatLOL

                      Thank you LoviesGetting there. 

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                        I bet jail is waiting for him because this is fraud and catfishing right there.

                        I think it did it as a joke to see what would happen, nothing serious.

                        Plus he uploaded to TikTok so everybody could see he's no the real Powerball winner.

                        He'll be Okay.

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                          As someone who is a little more advanced in tech and this stuff.   The economy stinks,    the war going on,  people  have nothing better to do.  Tiktok is horrible.  I can't stand that app.   

                           

                          Drawing more attention,  I don't understand.  Watch someone claim they are the father or something of someone's kid.   A hacker sees it then it's more problems. 

                           

                          Photo shopping is big too,   look at the news,  look at what anyone in law enforcement does.   this is bad and this is the wrong message. 

                           

                          Flashing around money on a cardboard check piece is a no no.

                           

                          person could do better.

                           

                          If it were me,   I do resell as it says in my profile. 

                          1.   a warehouse, 

                          2   hire some people with items, and resell

                          3.   stock market.   I have stocks on paramount and other companies.

                          4.   have a major inheretence fund.

                          5.   be careful of who knows about the finances.

                          Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

                          I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

                          I set the market value on items

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                            I bet jail is waiting for him because this is fraud and catfishing right there.

                            I wouldn't go that far just yet.   they're laying a lot on the line now.   Going to social media is wrong.

                            Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

                            I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

                            I set the market value on items