State Lottery Officials Be Cautious of Reported Scam

State Lottery officials say Pennsylvanians should be cautious of a lottery scam originating in Jamaica that has been reported to in recent weeks.

Callers who have reported the scam say that their contact is with a person who has a Caribbean accent.

The scammer who makes the call tells the person on the other end that they are a winner of a fictitious Mega Millions sweepstakes or that they have won a prize from another Lottery game with a well-known name.

The criminal encourages the victim to make a payment for taxes or other costs to facilitate the processing of their prize, but the prize is never paid.

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