Beware of Social Media Scams

It may be a new year, but the same scams are continuing to pop-up on social media. 

Don't fall victim to messages on social media claiming to be from the Ohio Lottery.

The scam may be a comment asking you to message an unknown account or to click a suspicious link. It could also be a message from an account pretending to be the Ohio Lottery claiming you won a prize.

Here are some common scams we see on our social media pages:

Some other helpful tips to protect your information include:
  • Unless you specifically entered a promotion or second-chance drawing sponsored by the Ohio Lottery Commission, you will never be contacted by us informing you that you have won a prize.
  • Never accept a collect call from anyone claiming to be an Ohio Lottery official.
  • Keep your credit card and bank account numbers to yourself.
  • Be sure you are on the Ohio Lottery’s official social channels when talking about the lottery online. Look for the blue check mark before interacting on social media.
  • You can also find our official social media pages here:
    • Our official Facebook handle is @OhioLottery
    • Our official Instagram handle is @OHLottery
    • Our official Twitter handle is @OHLottery
If you ever have a question about a message you receive claiming that you have won a large prize, contact our customer service line at 1-800-686-4208. You can find additional Security Awareness tips on our website.
Posted: 1/20/2023 11:00:11 AM