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Examples of Fraud

Instagram Spam

Scammers are reaching out to Lottery Instagram subscribers and posing as the Lottery! Be sure to manage your privacy settings so that your information will not be accessible to these individuals. When on the Lottery’s Instagram page, a scammer only needs to click on subscribers to see everyone that has not set their privacy settings to private. It’s good practice to do this across all social media platforms that you use. Be aware! We will never contact you about winning a prize via Instagram.

If you receive a notification like the one that follows, it is a scam. The Colorado Lottery does not notify winners in this way.

Overseas Scam

Players are getting a call from an overseas telephone number (prefix 876) and being asked why they haven’t claimed their winnings. This is a SCAM.

The only time the Lottery Drawing Manager will contact a winner is for Bonus Draws and will always identify herself and ask you to come claim at one of the four Lottery Claims Offices. A representative from the Lottery will never contact you unsolicited.

The Lottery will never ask you to give us up-front money to process your claim.

E-Mail Lottery – Canada & Powerball Scam

There is an email scam that is claiming that the recipient is the winner of E-MAIL LOTTERY, held in Canada, in “conjunction” with Powerball Lottery. In order to claim the prize, the recipient is asked to contact a representative in South Africa and provide personal information. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS SCAM.

This is a documented scam and has been reported to the Federal Trade Commission and MUSL for Powerball.

To view a copy of the letter and other examples of letters and notices that are scams, see below. Check back often to be in the know.

2019 Mega Lottery Picker Scam

People are receiving letters that are addressed to them informing them that they have won millions in the 2019 Mega Lottery Picker. In order to claim the prize, the recipient is asked to travel to Madrid, Spain to claim the check, or to pay a “fee” for diplomatic delivery of the check. This letter is mailed from Lisbon, Portugal. The email address in the letter, [email protected], is an indicator of its non-official capacity. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS SCAM.

This is a documented scam and has been reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Mega Millions Lottery.

Facebook Scam

Scammers may contact you via private message on Facebook — don’t be fooled! Some scammers even appear to have a local phone number, which is called “spoofing”.

Previous Colorado Winner Scam

A new scam may feature someone claiming to be a previous Colorado Lottery winner.
Do not engage with anyone over email or phone that you do not know, and do not give out any of your personal information.

Social Media Scam

A common phishing scam involves social media. A legitimate Lottery will never reach out to customers in this way. If you did not buy a ticket, you did not win money.

Please do not engage with scammers, and above all, do not give them any personal identifying information. Feel free to report such activity to www.ic3.gov.

Mega Millions Scam

The latest scam involves Mega Millions. Do not be fooled.

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This is a place where we can share stories and have extra fun with our players.

Twitter

Follow the Florida Lottery on Twitter and be the first to know about new jackpots, big winners and breaking news. To follow the Florida Lottery on Twitter, click the Twitter badge or copy the URL below into the address bar on your browser. You must have a Twitter account and be 18 years or older to follow us. (If you don’t already have a Twitter account you can create one for free.)

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Instagram

Follow the Florida Lottery on Instagram to see photos of winners, Lottery events, players and much more. To follow the Florida Lottery on Instagram, click the Instagram badge or copy the URL below into the address bar in your browser. You must have an Instagram account and be 18 years or older to follow us. (If you don’t already have an Instagram account you can create one for free.)

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Snapchat

Follow the Florida Lottery on Snapchat to see photos and videos of winners, Lottery events, new games, and much more. To follow the Florida Lottery on Snapchat, click on the URL below. You must have a Snapchat account and be 18 years or older to follow us. (If you don’t already have a Snapchat account you can create one for free.)

YouTube

Visit the Florida Lottery’s YouTube channel to view recent commercials, news clips, and event videos. Be the first to know when new videos are posted by clicking the ‘Subscribe’ button on this page. To watch Florida Lottery videos on YouTube, click the YouTube badge or copy the URL below into the address bar on your browser.

Email Alerts

Receive emails with daily winning numbers and jackpot alerts for your favorite Florida Lottery games. You can also sign up to receive special emails about new games, upcoming promotions, special events, and announcements from the Florida Lottery. To take advantage of this great feature, create a free account or if you are already a member, log in to your account and follow these simple steps:

  1. Once you are logged in, click the Email Notifications tab located at the top of the screen.
  2. Select your preferences by placing a check mark in the opt-in box next to the games and promotions that you would like to receive information about via email.
  3. Press the Submit button to save changes.
  4. Start receiving the latest information in your inbox!
To update account information, log in to your account and click the My Account tab located at the top of the screen.

Text Alerts

Be the first to know, with Florida Lottery text alerts! You can receive text messages of winning numbers for your favorite Florida Lottery games. To start taking advantage of this great feature, create a free account or if you are already a member log in to your account and follow these simple steps:

  1. Once you are logged in, click the Text Messaging tab located at the top of the screen.
  2. Enter your mobile phone number in the appropriate field.
  3. Select your service provider from the drop-down box.
  4. Select your preferences by placing a check mark in the opt-in box next to the games that you would like to receive information about via text messaging.
  5. Press the Submit button to save changes.
  6. Start receiving the latest winning numbers!
To update account information, log in to your account and click the My Account tab located at the top of the screen.

Mobile App

Florida Lottery players can add excitement and fun on-the-go with the Florida Lottery’s Mobile App! Some of the features include:

Check Your Ticket

Scan ticket barcodes to determine if they are winners.

Pick Your Numbers

Create and save your favorite numbers. Pick numbers or shake mobile devices to use the numbers generator. Digital playslips can be saved and used to create a barcode that can be scanned at any Lottery retailer when players are ready to purchase tickets.

Get Winning Numbers

Get current jackpots and winning numbers for all Florida Lottery games, including POWERBALL ® , MEGA MILLIONS ® , FLORIDA LOTTO ® , JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY ™ , FANTASY 5 ® , and all of the PICK Daily Games ™ .

Use Retailer Locator

Find nearby Florida Lottery retailers.

Scan to Enter Promotions

Enter tickets into certain promotions by scanning ticket barcodes.

View Scratch-Off Information

Learn about new Florida Lottery Scratch-Off games as soon as they are released.

To install the mobile App, click a button below:

RSS Feed

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an easy way to keep up with the latest winning numbers from the Florida Lottery.

To subscribe to the Florida Lottery’s RSS feed from your browser:

  1. Click the RSS button below.
  2. Click the subscribe link on the next page.

To subscribe to the Florida Lottery’s RSS feed from a RSS reader or news aggregator:

  1. Copy the RSS URL below.
  2. Paste the URL into your RSS reader of news aggregator.
  • http://www.flalottery.com/video/en/theWinningNumber.xml

Add the Florida Lottery’s RSS feed to your Yahoo RSS reader using the link below:

Remove http://www.flalottery.com/video/en/theWinningNumber.xml from your subscriptions in your RSS reader or news aggregator.

Please note every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by the Florida Lottery through email alerts, text alerts, podcasts, and rss feeds is accurate; however, in the event of an error, the winning numbers and prize amounts in the official record of the Florida Lottery shall be controlling.

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