‘We’ve exhausted our funds’ Powerball reimbursement fund appears on GoFundMe

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 17:55:16-05

MEMPHIS  — A Memphis woman started a GoFundMe page to ask for donations after she says she spent all of her money buying Powerball tickets for the record $1.5 billion jackpot.

The woman named Cinnamon Nicole, says she spent all of her money expecting to win the jackpot, despite having a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning.


Cinnamon Nicole

Nicole doesn’t specify how much she spent on the Powerball, only she spent “all” her money.

Her GoFundMe post read:

Please help me and my family as we have exausted 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.

In exchange for a donation, like and share, Nicole promised to make people her #MCM (Man Crush Monday) or #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday), according to PIX11.

Nicole’s efforts raised more than $800 in just seven hours, according to Yahoo News.

Her account didn’t last long though. GoFundMe confirms they shut down the account Friday morning.

“The campaign in question was removed for a violation of GoFundMe’s Terms & Conditions,” GoFundMe Media Director Kelsea Little told PIX11 in a statement.