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Powerball loser sets up a GoFundMe to get her ticket money back

Her plan to 'spend another fortune trying to hit it big again' will surely pay off.


Patrick Howell O'Neill

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 16, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 8:51 am CDT

What do you do when you don’t win the lottery?

For a woman named Cinnamon Nicole, the answer to that question is different than it is for the rest of us. Nicole, who said she spent all her family’s money on Powerball tickets, set up a GoFundMe page to try to recoup her losses.

Despite the odds of winning being less than 1 in 292 million, Nicole thought she’d win it big and easily pay back her ticket expenses. “Please help me and my family as we have [exhausted] all of our funds,” she wrote, according to VIBE. “We spent all of our money on lottery tickets (expecting to win the 1.5 billion) and are now in dire need of cash. 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 [loss] and spend another fortune trying to hit it big again!”

It took half a day for GoFundMe find the fundraising page and shut it down for unspecified reasons.

The $1.6 Powerball jackpot was split by several winners after Wednesday’s drawing.

H/T Complex | Photo by Chris Potter/ (CC BY 2.0) 

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*First Published: Jan 16, 2016, 3:28 pm CST