As we’ve watched yet another lottery jackpot push over the $1 billion prize threshold, Americans all across the country have been eagerly making sure that they had their tickets at the ready when the numbers have been announced. Fingers have been crossed, rabbit’s feet have been rubbed, and prayers to whatever God have been made.
But there remains another cohort looking to win big, without even buying a ticket in the first place: the scammers.
If someone is claiming to be with Mega Millions and asks for money in order to receive winnings, then it's a scam. https://t.co/SqDw7poSTh
The official Mega Millions webpage explains that, ‘no representative of Mega Millions would ever call, text, or e-mail anyone about winning a prize.’ And they offer much more advice as well as providing some handy tips.