A Facebook user, laying claim to the name Marie Holmes, commented on our recent story about the Powerball, saying she had won the lottery after a spell had been cast upon her.
I posted the story last week after the record $1B+ Powerball Jackpot had been announced, showing the odds of (not) winning the Powerball drawing.
Here is the message we received as a comment on that post:
good day everyone out there my name is marie holmes I want to use this opportunity to thanks to [ the great oluwa] for helping me to win the lottery .I have been playing the lottery for the past 10 years now and the only big money i have ever won was $800 dollar.Ever since then i have not been able to win again and i was so upset and i need help to win the lottery so i decided to go online and search for help,there i saw so many good talk about this man called [the great oluwa] of how he have cast a spell for people to win the lottery.I contact him also and tell him i want to win a lottery he cast a spell for me which i use and i play and won $188 million million GBP.I am so greatful to this man just incase you also need him to help you win,you can contact him through his email: oluwajesutemple@gmail.combest regard
marie holmes
So, it seems that all one has to do to win the lottery is have someone by the name of Oluwa cast a spell on them.  Seems legit, no?  (I'll answer that for you:  no, it's not legitimate.  I didn't do ANY research on the subject, at all; I am just going with my instincts on this one.)
The picture (above) that was included in the message was lifted from the REAL Marie Holmes's Facebook page.  Who is Marie Holmes?  A real lottery winner ($188M) from North Carolina, who was recently issued a summons to appear for harassing her boyfriend's side fling (more on that here).  But I highly doubt that the REAL Marie Holmes would comment on the KTDY website, much less tell us how we, too, can win the Lottery.
Besides, if prayer or spells or buying multiple tickets would help one to win the lottery, we ALL would have won by now, right?  (I by-passed the prayers and went straight to buying more tickets, as that has been proven to increase one's chances!).
Obviously, this message was intended to prey on people who might not be critical thinkers; people who actually believe that a spirit can help them win the lottery.