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Florida Lottery warns of scam targeting the elderly

Posted at 12:44 PM, May 29, 2020

The Florida Lottery is warning people of lottery scams making rounds across the country.

The scammers inform the recipients that they've won the lottery prize, but must first send a check in order to verify banking information and receive their prize.

The Florida Lottery doesn't contact recipients to inform of their prize unless they have entered a promotional game or second chance drawing. That information would be put on the Florida Lottery website or social media pages.

The following tips are important tips to remember:

  • Never pay money to collect a prize.
  • Never give your credit card number(s) or personal information over the telephone to anyone promising lottery cash prizes or memberships.
  • Never redeem a lottery ticket for a stranger.
  • You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to claim a Florida Lottery prize.

For more information and to find other tips to protect yourself, click here.