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Woman spends savings on Powerball tickets, sets up GoFundMe to get money back

She made about €740 before the page was shut down.

AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING campaign for a woman who allegedly spent all her savings buying Powerball lottery tickets in the US has been shut down.

A woman under the username Cinnamon Nicole set up the page.

569bd40b2a00002c00030a8e Source: GoFundMe

The GoFundMe page states:

“Please help me and my family as we have exausted [sic] 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. 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.

Please find it in your heart to give to a family in need.

The page has since been deleted.

A GoFundMe spokesperson told CNET: “The campaign in question was removed for a violation of GoFundMe’s Terms & Conditions.”

Just over $800 (€740) had been donated before the page was shut down, and this money has been refunded.

Last week there were three winners of $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot.

Hat tip: Huffington Post

Read: There have been three winners of the $1.5 billion US Powerball lottery

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