FacebookThe record-breaking $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot is starting to seep into the world of memes. But one viral meme in particular is plagued by a case of bad math.
The concept is simple: If Powerball simply split the pot amongst the entire US population, poverty would be solved!
According to the meme's math, $1.3 billion divided by 300 million people would provide everyone with $4.33 million.
Except, it really wouldn't.
Everyone would get about $4.33.
The original meme seems to have originated from an Instagram account named Esteyban, as Buzzfeed notes. Though the quote is attributed to a person named Philipe Andolini, Tech Insider could not find any such person after a quick internet search. Judging by Esteyban's other Instagrams, however, it's likely a made-up person the self-labeled "meme-creator" chose for his meme.
The post has since been deleted and now Esteyban has been posting new memes with a self-deprecating twist:
Esteyban appears to be admitting the math mistake in the caption: "Trying to solve poverty... While getting killed on social media. At least my $4.33 is a start... With everybody's 2 cents I can buy a $5 pizza special and give it out. #kanyeshrug its a start [sic]."
The original meme was also reposted by musician Livesosa, who covered @Esteyban's tag with his own Instagram handle (@Livesosa).