Florida Lottery Warns of Online Powerball Ticket Scam

The Florida Lottery is warning players of a lottery scam in which scammers are selling shares of Powerball tickets online.

The website includes the official Florida Lottery logo as well as information about all Florida Lottery games. It says they are a "USA POWERBALL Syndicate," in which players purchase shares and all winnings are divided equally between each share.

Under Florida law, players cannot purchase any lottery ticket, including Powerball, over the Internet, phone or by mail. All lottery tickets must be purchased from an authorized Florida Lottery retailer in the state of Florida.

For more information and to find other tips to protect yourself, click here. To report a lottery scam, contact the Florida Lottery's Division of Security at (850) 487-7730.

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