- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is warning of a lottery scam targeting senior citizens.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Thursday that people have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be with the state’s Mega Millions lottery.

According to Brnovich, scammers tell victims they have won the Mega Millions lottery but need to pay $1,000 first to claim their prize money.

In some cases, scammers have allegedly offered to even drive victims to their bank.

Brnovich says a 90-year-old Mesa woman recently sent a certified check to a Chicago address but then was asked to send another $20,000.

Her family reported the incident to Brnovich’s office as well as allegations of suspicious vehicles near her house.

The attorney general says never wire money to someone you don’t know.

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