Florida Lottery scam: don't fall for it

- If you get an email with the Florida Lottery logo on it stating you've won a prize, lottery officials say it's a scam - don't fall for it.

Lottery officials say the email says the recipient has won a prize and uses the Florida Lottery logo and the headquarters' address in the letterhead, and references LinkedIn and Microsoft to make it look official.

The email solicits personal information from the individual in order to claim the prize, and after the contact person is reached, the scammers then request additional financial information or say a fee must be paid to claim the prize, Lottery officials said.

"The Florida Lottery does not contact players to inform them that they have won a prize unless they have entered a promotional game or second chance drawing on the official Florida Lottery website or social media pages," Lottery officials said.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a scam should call the Florida Lottery's Division of Security at (850) 487-7730.

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