We saw some unfortunate news this week – a Missouri woman was taken advantage of by someone claiming to have a Lottery prize in her name. This is an old scam. A caller indicates that you’ve won a prize; you simply need to send them tax money to make the claim. This is not how the Lottery works. First, you have to buy a ticket and bring it to us to claim your prize. We take the taxes out of your winnings.
Don’t become a victim yourself. If someone tells you that you’ve won and you must pay them money in order to claim it, realize that this is a scam.