Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Florida Lottery Warns Of Online POWERBALL Scam

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery is warning players of a lottery scam in which scammers are selling shares of POWERBALL tickets online.

The website includes the official Florida Lottery logo as well as information about all Florida Lottery games. They promote that they are a “USA POWERBALL Syndicate”, in which players purchase shares and all winnings are divided equally between each share.

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:  

For more information and to find other tips to protect yourself, please visit To report a lottery scam, consumers should contact the Florida Lottery’s Division of Security at (850) 487-7730.

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