The Florida Lottery is warning of a scam involving the Mega Millions game.
The lottery says scammers are sending official-looking emails to the public claiming that the recipients might have won $1 million.
It says the scammers are doing it in an effort to obtain personal and financial information.
You're advised against responding to these emails.
If you have not purchased a Mega Millions ticket, you cannot win a prize.
What to look out for:
- The email features the Mega Million logo as part of the letterhead
- It states the recipient is among a group of randomly selected people to participate in an ongoing drawing
- Individuals are asked to provide general information to participate
- The email warns the recipient not to share this information with other people in order to avoid impersonation and a double claim
Florida Lottery players will never be required to transfer funds to secure their winnings for Mega Millions or any other Florida Lottery game.
For more information and to find other tips to protect yourself, please visit www.flalottery.com.
To report a lottery scam, consumers should contact the Florida Lottery's Division of Security at (850) 487-7730.