HARRISBURG, Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pennsylvania Lottery is warning of a scam originating from Jamaica.
Reports indicate that a person with a Caribbean accent has called people to inform them that they've won a fake Mega Millions prize or a prize from another Lottery game.
“Unfortunately, these types of scams are quite common — especially during times of crisis, such as a pandemic, when people may be vulnerable,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “It’s important to know that the Pennsylvania Lottery will only contact players if they won a Second-Chance Drawing, a giveaway into which a player may have submitted an entry, or to collect their winning story. We never call or email people at random.”