Be Aware of Lottery Scams!

What do lottery scams look like?

Lottery scams typically come by email, mail, text message, or phone. When representing themselves as a lottery or lottery related business, attackers typically claim the recipient has won a prize with a state or foreign lottery. Often times scammers will pressure the recipient to “act now” or hurry to redeem their prize.

How do I know when communications are from

  • • will only notify you of winnings via email from an email address or via the Jackpot mobile application.
  • • If you do win, will never require that you send any additional funds in order to claim your prize.
  • • At no point will ever suggest that additional payments will increase your probability of winning.
  • • will never indicate that you’ve won a lottery in another state or country where you haven’t ordered a lottery ticket through the platform.

What are other things I can do to avoid lottery scams?

  • • Never deposit any check sent to you that comes with a request to reimburse the sender for processing fees.
  • • Ensure that you are not providing any sensitive information (social security numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, etc) through an unsecure channel such as an email.

What do I do if I identify a scam?

Please report any scam attempt to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP or at the FTC Consumer Information Website.