Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is warning people about a scam involving the lottery that is spreading across Facebook. (Credit: KTVH)
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is warning people about a scam involving the lottery that is spreading across Facebook. (Credit: KTVH)
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is warning people about a scam involving the lottery that is spreading across Facebook. (Credit: KTVH)

Helena, Mont. (KTVH) – If only winning the lottery could be as easy as receiving a Facebook message. Unfortunately, people around the country have been receiving messages on Facebook saying they’ve won $1 million through the lottery.

Attorney General Tim Fox said the lottery won’t notify you via Facebook if you’ve won the lottery.

“That’s not how they do business. You have to buy a Powerball or Mega Millions ticket at an authorized retailer for you to have a chance to win. You don’t get it through email or social media,” Fox said.

So far, no one in Montana has reported being scammed, Fox said.  If you feel you’ve been affected by a scam, you can call the Office of Consumer Protection at 406-444-4500.

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Reporter: Matt Witkos

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