Scam Alert

Our social media followers are some of our favorite players! They tell us what they like, what they don't like, and they are always quick to congratulate a winner. They are also often the target of social media scams, so we want to make sure our players know how to spot one.
 
If you have ever received a message from a fake account claiming you won a prize, you’re not alone.

So what should you know to stay safe? Check out the list of helpful tips below to help you spot a scam. 


*The Ohio Lottery will never ask you to send money in order to claim a prize.
 
*Misspellings, bad grammar and the word “sweepstakes” are giveaways that it’s a scam.
 
*The official Ohio Lottery Instagram is verified so look for the check mark in the blue circle.
 
*The official Ohio Lottery Facebook page is verified, so look for the check mark in the gray circle.
 
*Never give personal information like bank account or social security numbers.
 
*If you’re unsure, call the Ohio Lottery at 1-800-686-4208.
 
*If you didn’t enter a drawing or buy a ticket, you likely did not win.
 
When it comes to social media, the internet, and email, you have to be protective of your information.Your safety on the internet is important to us! We hope you follow these tips to stay safe and protect your money and your personal information. 
Posted: 10/3/2019 11:58:15 AM