Avoid Lottery Scams

This is a warning to all consumers about scammers who are sending false announcements regarding lottery prizes.

As part of the scam, an individual is contacted by phone, email, text message, or a letter from a scammer who is claiming that the recipient has won a prize with a state lottery. Unless you hear from Jackpocket directly, this is a fraudulent claim and there is no such prize. Federal law prohibits the sale or mailing of lottery tickets across state lines. You may only purchase lottery tickets or set up a subscription in the state you are physically located. Never respond to these communications and never provide information or send money to a scammer.

Warning Signs

Report the Scam

Report any attempted scam to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or at the FTC Consumer Information website.