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South Dakota Lottery warns players of Powerball scam

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South Dakota Lottery is warning players about a scam that promises them a cash price in return for personal information.

According to South Dakota Lottery, a player had received an email from an individual claiming to be with the "Powerball Company" and advising them to provide personal information including Facebook and email account passwords to receive their $50,000 prize. The individual contacted was also told that a claim fee had to be paid before the money could be collected.

Lottery executive director Norm Lingle says the lottery agency does not make such demands.

Lottery prizes of $101 or more must be claimed at a Lottery office in Pierre, Rapid City or Sioux Falls using an official prize claim form. For more information on avoiding lottery scams, visit http://lottery.sd.gov/responsibly/scams/ 

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