It’s safe to say that a lot of people lost a decent amount of money buying Powerball tickets. One woman from Tennessee named Cinnamon Nicole apparently lost so much money buying Powerball tickets that she started a GoFundMe page to reimburse her for all the money she lost, Yahoo reports.
"Please help me and my family as we have exhausted all of our funds. We spent all of our money on lottery tickets (expecting to win the 1.5 billion) and are now in dire need of cash,” Nicole reportedly explained to potential donors. “With your small donation of at least $1.00, a like and one share, I’m certain that we will be able to pick ourselves up from the trenches of this lost and spend another fortune trying to hit it big again! PLEASE, won’t you help a family in need. DONATE NOW.”
In return for donations Nicole reportedly promised donors she would make them her #MCM and #WCW on social media. We can’t say for certain if the entire thing was a joke, but the campaign was serious enough for it to garner $800 in funds.
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As of Friday the GoFundMe page was offline. We wish Cinnamon Nicole and her family the best of luck, truly.
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