Someone named ‘Jared Price’ claims he won the $1.5 billion Powerball lotto and he’ll give you a share if you follow him on Instagram. But before you do, you better find out the truth behind this ‘Jared’ and if he really won the lotto or not.
After the biggest Powerball drawing in history, there’s one remaining question: who won the $1.5 billion dollar jackpot? Jared Price has come forth, saying he’s one of the winners and he’s going to spread the wealth around — if you give him your email address. Is is Jared a modern day Robin Hood — or a total scam?
Sadly, this “Jared Price” is not going to give you money if you follow him on Twitter or Instagram, as this reported-winner of the $1.5 billion dollar jackpot doesn’t exist, according to Snopes.com. None of the three winners have come forth, according to Reuters, and Powerball hasn’t publicized their names.
Despite this, “Jared Price” became the biggest Internet sensation since presidential candidate Deez Nuts shortly after the Jan. 13 drawing. “Jared,” according to a report, was a 27-year-old millionaire from Chino Hills, California that bought one of the winning tickets. “Maybe I will buy up the next Wu Tang album, or buy another yacht. I already have more than anyone would ever need, so this is just icing on the cake,” this “Jared” reportedly said.
Immediately, social media accounts for “Jared Price” appeared, where the new millionaire promised to give out ”$5000 to the first 100k followers” so long as they reposted a picture or gave “Jared” an email address. However, as Snopes pointed out, the report came from United Media Publishing, an entertainment website that doesn’t publish factual stories and has been known to cause hoaxes in the past. So, there is no Jared. Sorry!
Though “Jared Price” doesn’t exist, a winner was sold in Chino Hills, California and the owner of the store that sold the winning ticket will get $1 million from Powerball – talk about a “thank you!” In addition to California, winning tickets were sold in Florida and Tennessee. Plus, second prize tickets were sold in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Along with “Jared” and millions others, Rob Kardashian didn’t win the Powerball. The Keeping Up With the Kardarshians star was so upset, he returned to Instagram to vent his frustration over the loss. Rob posted a hilarious meme about not nailing the $1.5 billion jackpot, but after appearing on KUWTK, he’s probably not hurting for money.
Did you fall for the “Jared Price” hoax, HollywoodLifers? Or did you think something was up from the start?