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In an effort to prevent Nebraskans from becoming victims of scammers, the Nebraska Lottery is launching a campaign to educate the public.
The Nebraska Lottery has set up a new website, stoplotteryscams.com, with information consumers can use to identify a lottery scam before they hand over any personal information. Additionally, the Lottery has developed public service announcements for radio and television, and a brochure available at Lottery retailers, that contain valuable tips for dealing with lottery scams.
There are four main points to remember if you are presented with a suspicious lottery offer:
1. The lottery would never charge you to get your prize;
2. A Lottery official would never personally contact you about winning a jackpot;
3. A lottery official would never ask you for money up front; and
4. There’s no way to win a lottery prize if you didn’t play a lottery game.
Anyone who receives a questionable phone call, email or mailing, or notices a suspicious website, is encouraged to contact Nebraska Lottery Security at 800-587-5200.
Information on claiming Nebraska Lottery prizes can be found at Nebraska Lottery retailers, and on the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com.
The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $458 million has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. All 93 counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.