Not every Facebook meme is to be believed.
Case in point: the current meme being wildly circulated on social media claims that if the current Powerball winnings were divided evenly, every single American would be the recipient of $4.3 million. But just because that division is showcased on a chalkboard, doesn’t mean it’s true.
In fact, for those a little fearful of long division, a simple calculator will tell you that $1.3 billion divided by 300 million, the population that the meme uses, is only $4.33.
As in, 4 dollars and 33 cents.
The meme has been shared more than 760,000 times — just from one page.
As Factually pointed out, the U.S. population is actually closer to 310 million people — thus putting the evenly distributed winnings at $4.09.