Lotto Scam, Emails From Bondurant Couple Claims to Give Away Millions

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By Liz Blood

DES MOINES, Iowa - You may soon receive an email that looks like it's from the winner of a $202 million Powerball jackpot, it's not.

"It's something that everybody is talking about," said Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer.

Lottery officials said you should erase the email it's not legitimate.

The email reads, "I am Brian Lohse and this is a personal email directed to you. I and my wife Mary were the sole winners of a $202.1 million Powerball jackpot, and have voluntarily decided to donate $1 Million to you as part of our own charity project to improve the lot of 15 unknown lucky individuals all over the world plus a few close friends and family. If you have received this email then you are one of the lucky recipients and all you have to do is get back to us so that we can send your details to the payout bank. You can verify this by visiting the web pages below."

"It's just written in such a way that makes you think, 'Well, maybe this did come from them,'" said Neubauer.

The Lohse attorney confirmed to the Iowa Lottery that the email did not come from his clients.

"Unfortunately, it's just another example of you need to stay on your toes. You need to arm yourself with information so that you remain vigilant about this," said Neubauer.

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