Here is one more thing to be aware of while you try to keep some kind of normalcy with all the craziness going on around us due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thieves are trying to steal personal or financial information over the phone and through social media according to the New Jersey Lottery website.

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Scammers pretending to be Lottery officials are trying to get people to provide personal and financial information under the guise of winning a big lottery jackpot. The scammer will also try to get you to pay a processing fee receive a prize or financial gift.

Never give your personal or financial information to anyone over the phone or on social media. The New Jersey Lottery will never ask you to pay a fee to get any kind of prize.  You should only buy your tickets from a authorized New Jersey Lottery retailer located throughout the Garden State,

If you have been contacted by a potential scammer you can call the New Jersey Lottery Security Office at 609.599.6100.

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