Georgia Lottery officials are warning of a scam involving the Scratchers game.
With the scam, scratch-off tickets are made to look like winning tickets and sold at a discount, lottery officials said Friday in a news release. People who buy the altered tickets find out they were scammed when they try to claim the prize.
Lottery players can take the following precautions:
• Only buy Georgia Lottery tickets from an official lottery retailer. People also can buy tickets via the app or online at www.galottery.com.
• Never pay cash to someone offering to sell a “winning ticket.”
“We always want our players to be informed and be aware,” Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin said.
Those with questions or security concerns can call a toll-free hotline at 1-800-GA-LUCKY (1-800-425-8259). Additional information is on the website at https://www.galottery.com/en-us/player-zone/avoid-lottery-scams.html
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