ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Like and retweet a Twitter post for instant cash? LOL.
It's wishful thinking to be sure, but no, 20-year-old Shane Missler is not going to give you a piece of his $451 million Mega Millions jackpot no matter how many times you favorite, share, RT, comment, whatever a post on social media.
One tweet brought to 10News' attention garnered at least 130,000 engagements in recent days. It should go without saying: the account holder is fake.
The actual lottery winner goes by the Twitter handle @theshanemissler. It's full of positive thinking and inspirational quotes, with a little New England sports in the mix, unlike a misspelled fake account created in recent days since Missler stepped forward.
He took the lump-sum payment of $281,874,999, minus taxes.
Missler's lawyer recently told the Tampa Bay Times that Missler is "nowhere locally" to his Port Richey home -- not flaunting his money on social media.
He even said on Facebook any account purporting to be him is "fake."
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