Don't believe the viral Powerball post going around Facebook

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Meme With Wong Math Claims Powerball Will Solve Poverty

(KFOR) -- Don't believe the viral Powerball post going around Facebook, claiming the Powerball jackpot, which is now at $1.4 billion, could solve poverty in the United States.

The math in the post does not quite work out.

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Posted by Livesosa on Sunday, January 10, 2016

The post claims if you divided $1.3 billion among the U.S. population, then everyone would receive $4.33 million.

But, $1,300,000,000/300,000,000 actually equals $4.33, NOT $4.33 million.

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So you couldn't even buy a footlong sub at Subway if the Powerball winnings were divided up among the U.S. population.

The Facebook poster may have fooled some Facebook users.

The post has been shared more than one million times.

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