TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery is warning players of a lottery scam in which scammers are selling shares of POWERBALL tickets online.
Under Florida law, players cannot purchase any lottery ticket, including POWERBALL, over the internet, phone, or by mail. All lottery tickets must be purchased from an authorized Florida Lottery retailer in the state of Florida. To find a Florida Lottery retailer near you, visit: http://www.flalottery.com/whereToPlay.
For more information and to find other tips to protect yourself, please visit flalottery.com. To report a lottery scam, consumers should contact the Florida Lottery’s Division of Security at (850) 487-7730.
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