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.
Jackpocket never requires the payment of any money in order to claim a prize.
No one should ever send any money to pay any ‘processing fee’ or any other requested fee in order to claim a prize. (see FAQ How do I collect my winnings if I win?)
Never deposit any check sent to you that is accompanied by a request that you send or wire money to cover processing or claiming fees. The check that you’ve received is fraudulent and will bounce.
Never provide any personal or financial information to a scammer, especially Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and credit card numbers.
Report the Scam
Report any attempted scam to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or at the FTC Consumer Information website.