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Officials Warning About Lottery Scam

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PIERRE – South Dakota Lottery officials are warning residents not be taken in by a scam that promises them a cash prize in return for personal information.

A lottery player received an email from someone claiming to be with the “Powerball Company” and advising them to provide personal information including Facebook and e-mail account passwords to receive a $50,000 prize.

The individual contacted also was told that a claim fee had to be paid before the money could be collected.

Lottery executive director Norm Lingle says his agency does not make such demands.

Lottery prizes of $101 or more must be claimed at a lottery office in Pierre, Rapid City or Sioux Falls using an official prize claim form.

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