You know what they say about putting all your eggs in one basket.
A Memphis woman, Cinnamon Nicole, says that she spent all of her family's money on Powerball tickets, despite only having a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the grand prize. She created a GoFundMe page stating that because she didn't win the Powerball, her family is now in need of monetary donations.
Her GoFundMe page, which has since been shut down by the site, read: "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. 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."
Her campaign reportedly raised hundreds of dollars before being shut down.
GoFundMe Media Director Kelsea Little told PIX 11 in a statement, "The campaign in question was removed for a violation of GoFundMe's Terms & Conditions."
Cinnamon Nicole contends that the page was a joke and posted an update on her Facebook page: "Fbf I can't even like/share anymore ... My page is under review!!! I Thank all of you who actually stuck by me and stood up for me, I appreciate it. People are so quick to judge without knowing or even considering anything other than their point of view. But this ain't no serious post ... Continue to bash, scorn/ scandalize my name #ItIsWhatItIs #GoFundMe #YallReallyUpsetThough."
Despite claiming that the GoFundMe page wasn't serious, people on Facebook are still responding negatively. One person wrote, "It's so sad that people are donating money to the gofundme page of this idiot that spent all their money on last week's Powerball. I'm all about helping needy, less fortunate, good hearted people that are down on their luck. But REALLY? Already collected over $800. All the while, good people with common sense, morals, integrity & values have everyday REAL monetary struggles & not because we spent all the money gambling but because we work hard and still can't make ends meet. Fake or not this makes me so sick."