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Phony Powerball tickets flood social media in wake of $1.6 billion jackpot
A professional skateboarder showed his winning ticket for the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Instagram. Another man held an impromptu press conference in the parking lot of the Chino Hills 7-Eleven where the ticket was sold, claiming to be the winner.
Then there was the poor nurse in Pomona, whose son text-messaged her a photo of her winning ticket, which led to a flood of media at her home and her work Thursday afternoon.
But in the end, all were hoaxes. In California, lottery official ...
Jan 17, 2016, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Hoax: Man claimed he shredded winning ticket
The real winner says she has played the same number for years
A Florida man's story to get his hands on $14.5 million in lottery winnings has been shredded.
Chris Gooden, 31, had claimed that he put a winning lottery ticket in the shredder by mistake last month and that he literally only had shreds of evidence that he was the true winner of the Sept. 22 Florida Lottery drawing.
The story seemed like a tragedy until the real winner, a 70-year-old retiree, came forward with the winning ti ...
Oct 5, 2010, 10:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery hoax causes riot at Ohio coat store
Updated with new video report
Oct. 15, 2009, 1:27 p.m.
A woman being driven around in a rented limousine pulled up at a coat store and announced she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases, police said, but she ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.
Angry customers threw merchandise around and looted, leaving the store looking as though a hurricane had passed through it, police said.
Linda Brown was arrested Tuesday after an hours-long shoppin ...
Oct 15, 2009, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
ABC duped by Powerball lottery winner hoax
The brief hoax involving a man claiming to be an out-of-work truck driver who won the $365 million Powerball jackpot was months in the making.
It involved two men who have jerked the chains of the national news media for years and was financed by a Texas author seeking publicity for his books, one of the pranksters said Tuesday.
We had decided that one of these days, there'll be a record jackpot, and we'll have to go, said Bob Pagani, who portrayed the unemployed man who spent $2,000 on ...
Feb 22, 2006, 12:59 pm - Lottery News forum
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