16 Comments on “Ny Lottery Official Website

  1. vijay4

    A ny one who is playing Euromillions and The big USA power ball online from india can guide me pls?
    How to Play Euromillions or USA power ball from india?
    How to play The BIG USA power ball? To play these lotteries we have to be resident of respective countries or what? If u r not belong to the country which the lottery belongs means u will get the prize winning money or not? Pls refer the official website in which we will get prize winning money Without cheating .I am from india . Pls guide me can i play these online lotteries. Any proof that any indian got the prize money by playing in these online lotteries

    1. Vegasbrad

      The ONLY way to get a real Powerball (USA) lottery ticket is to buy one, in person, from an approved retailer. They only sell Powerball in certain states, and cannot sell through the mail or on-line at all. I live in Las Vegas, and I can’t even buy a Powerball ticket without traveling to another state because Nevada doesn’t participate in Powerball. The only way you can play from out of the country is if you had a trusted source in the US that could go buy the ticket and then mail it to you. And you’d have to trust them to mail you any winners as well as the losers – Powerball tickets are paid to the bearer of the ticket that presents it for payment regardless of who bought it.

      If I were you I’d come up with another way to throw away my money. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning Powerball (or any other large lottery) anyway. And if anyone disagrees with me, provides you with a website, or offers to handle the transaction for you, rest assured you are being lied to and scammed. No legitimate American lottery can be played from overseas due to state and federal gaming regulations, period.

  2. Marek

    What do you think of this e-mail?
    Hello
    > Thanks for your prompt response and your interest,i am seeking
    > for a painter to help paint my new apartment,i presently live in New
    > York but will be moving to the new apartment as soon as you can finish
    > with the painting of the apartment.i do hope that you are a well
    > experienced and good painter cuz i want the apartment neatly painted
    > and as for the payment,I’m willing to pay $700 to you to do the
    > painting for me and it is a one bedroom flat and as for the painting
    > materials,they are already in the apartment for you to use in painting
    > the apartment.
    > i will be paying you by Cashier check so do send me your
    >
    > Full Name:
    > Address:
    > City:
    > State:
    > Zip Code:
    > Phone number:
    > age:
    >
    > so i can have the payment sent to you and you can start the painting
    > right away,thanks and i hope to hear from you again soon
    > Regards

    i posted my advertising the other day on craigslist

  3. ItsNotFair

    Cheap Broadway Tickets?
    I’m planning a trip to NY in Feb 2012, and am looking to see Book Of A Mormon Boy, Rent (off broadway) etc.. but compared to the Westend, the tickets are sooo expensive! In London you can get day seats where you queue up at like 10am and get tickets for £20/30, can you do that in NY? Or are there any other ways to get cheap tickets?
    *Book of Mormon* got mixed up with the show with a similar title we recently had over here!

  4. Sarah Ramirez

    Possible mystery shopper scam?
    I applied for a mystery shopper position online several weeks ago and never thought anything else about it again, until today, when I received a letter in the mail with no return address. Inside this envelope, there were 3 things: a letter from “Information Source and Survey Inc.” with directions on how to make these purchases (with some grammatical errors, mind you), a check made out to me for $2,380.65, and a sheet labeled “Customer Service Evaluation Tool”.

    The letter with the instructions on it said that $250 of the $2,380.65 was Employee Pay. $50 was to be used at Sears, Best Buy, or JC Penny $50.65 was to be used t TJ Maxx or Walgreens. $1,900.00 of it was to be used for a Western Union transaction, with another $130 going towards the Western Union Service fee.

    I was excited, but suspicious… so I called the number on the letter. Since it was 1:00 in the morning, I was pretty sure no one would answer, but I was expecting some kind of formal, business-like message on their answering machine. When I called, all I got was “Leave a message.” *beep* and then an automated message told me that the answering machine was full.

    I know that most groups that try to scam you, ask for some sort of start up fee or personal information that they can use to financially suck you dry. I haven’t been asked for anything like that, but I still am suspicious about this.

    Also, the envelope had no return address and a Canadian stamp. The enclosed letter had a Buffalo, NY address on it, the check has an Oklahoma City, OK address on it, and when I Googled the company, I found a Westmont, IL address.

    Help! Please.
    Thanks everyone! I knew it was probably a scam, but I wasn’t completely sure how it worked. I’m taking everything in to my local police station tomorrow.

  5. Laura B

    when is the results of the NY marathon lottery?
    I registered for the NYC Marathon in november and I wanted to see if anyone knows when the results will be available. The registration closed June 1 so it should be any day now right? I was denied last year. :(

    1. Sam

      The official website states that the lottery will be held in mid-June (see link below). Unfortunately, nothing more specific.. Good luck~!

  6. krazy

    mystery shopper scam help!!?
    I received a check for $2000 yesterday afternoon. And supposedly they told me to cash the check and go to my nearest wal-mart and spend $50 do my “mystery shopper assignment” keep $300 for my commission, and then they want me to go to a western union and Send the rest of the money in cash after deducting the transfer charges to someone name
    Richard Drayton,
    107 S MAIN ST,
    Brooklyn, NY-11213
    So I think this is a scam… The agency is called Mystery Shopper Canada Employment Agency. And some guy name Gary Moore is the one sending me the email.

    HAS ANYBODY HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE…

  7. Damian Venegas

    so i found a car on Craigslist…and this is what they said…so i want to know if its a scam?
    .Hello,

    Thank you so much for your prompt response.

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is
    long, but I will explain all the details about the car and the
    transaction. At the moment I’m stationed at Fort Hamilton ,making
    final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S.
    Convoy.

    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in Fort
    Hamilton , NY,crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will
    deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the
    car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and
    take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car
    is in their custody. Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4
    business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for
    ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the
    car .

    For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will
    keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and
    will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to
    keep the car . So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the
    car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will
    have 10 days to inspect the car . If you decide not to keep it eBay
    will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will
    be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about
    this. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
    – Your Full Name – Required by eBay (You’ll receive important
    guidelines + instructions from them.)
    – Your Shipping Address and Phone Number – Required by the Logistic
    Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day
    ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to
    receive the car)

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan this
    sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction,
    with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid
    wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.

    Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

    1. Buffy Staffordshire

      100% scam.

      There is no car for sale. There are stolen pictures of someone else’s car.

      The next email will be from another of the scammer’s fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the “Military Logistic Department” or “eBay” and will demand you pay for shipping fees, in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram. Or the scammer will want you to “prove” you have the funds by sending cash to a friend and sending him the MTCN#. The scammer then uses the MTCN# to pick up your cash and disappear.

      Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever

      Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his ‘potential sucker’ list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

      Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don’t bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn’t worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

      Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even partial sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

      If you google “Craigslist car seller scam”, “fake truck sale scam Western Union”, “fake car shipping company scam” or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.

  8. Kati

    Wondering if this job sounds like a scam?
    I had posted a resume on Craigslist looking for a job and I’ve gotten quite a few obvious scams. Although, I received this. This mentions a “certified check.” I’m a little sketchy about this but I’d like to know everyone’s opinion does this look legit?? This was the e-mail I was sent.

    Good Day,

    I have received your message which is quite okay by me and i want
    you to know that the job i have to offer is a caregiving job and this is easy.
    My Sister will be coming from (Albany, NY) and she will be moving
    on 30th of january 2012. she is 77 Years of age. 140lbs and 5.8ft. She
    speaks English fluently.We really need you to be honest and trust
    worthy in this Position. The work basis/duties are below.

    – You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
    proper caring and to know how well about her health.

    – You will be earning $400 weekly handling this job properly.

    – You will be driving her to hospital when she is needed for medical
    check up which should be at least once in a month and if you don’t
    know how to drive, you will hire a car for her.

    — Your working days will be Mon,Wed, Friday and Saturday.You
    will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
    which will not affect your other regular work incase you have one as
    this will be a part time work for you and if you want to live with her
    in the house for other assistance there will be no problem.

    So kindly provide me with the requested information below so that we can
    ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more
    closer to your house and I hope about 6 miles will not be too far for you.

    Also we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a
    Certified Check because you will help her to get some medical tools
    like one touch basic machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any
    nearest pharmacy store around.

    So I want you to feed me back with the following details so that we
    can ensure you are ready for the work.

    1. Full Name
    2. Mailing Address,
    3. City
    4. State and Zip Code
    5. Phone Number
    6.Age, Sex and marital status.

    I will give you her living address once
    the rental agent find her a suitable house. Will be awaiting your
    email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the date
    is getting approach.

  9. durian4671

    Can you remain anonymous if you win the lottery in New York State? What is the law regarding that?
    Is there a difference between the New York State lottery and the Mega Millions with regard to the ability of the winner to remain anonymous?
    Can you collect the money through a trust?

  10. pebbleknot

    Is this a scam I received in Email?
    Attention:Beneficiary

    Furtherance to payment notification order(RELEASE#XX-YBF)recieved from United States Treasury Dept under the instruction of Mr.Timothy Geithner.

    We wish to inform you,having programmed your fund via our swift wire transfer disket system(SWTDS) and having carried out our investigation viz-viz.It is imperative you re-send immediately your account informations to avoid error on transmission, quoting the above payment notification order to enable us Citibank to release your fund into your account being the official bank Authorized.

    1) Your full Name:__________
    2) Your full Address:______________
    3) Your Contact Telephone and Fax No:___________
    3) Your Profession, Age and Marital Status:
    4) Any valid form of your Identification/Driven Licence:__________
    5) Bank Name:__________
    6) Bank Address:___________
    7) Account Name:___________
    8) Account Number:___________
    9) Swift code:__________
    10) Routing Number:___________

    Note: Citibank will not be held responsible if your total fund is placed as un-claimed fund by financial authorities,due to delay.

    Based on the reports we have recieved,any office/person informing you that your fund is in any other bank
    outside Citibank New York is nothing but a scammer beware!!.

    Thanks
    Ms.Lynda McCarthy
    Foreign Operations
    Citibank NY

    1. Buffy Staffordshire

      100% scam.

      There is no fund.

      There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

      The next email will be from another of the scammer’s fake names and free email addresses and will demand you pay for made-up fees, in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram.

      Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

      Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his ‘potential sucker’ list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

      You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

      Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don’t bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn’t worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

      Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

      If you google “fake seller Western Union”, “fraud Western Union scam” or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.

  11. Matt Wilson

    Am i getting scammed on paypal?
    OK so just recently i posted an add for my Dr Dre Detox Headphones for 400$ and i got a response for someone telling me they live in NY and want me to ship it to family in Nigeria they said they will include the shipping fee in the price so i sent to Money request via paypal for 493$ and they said they will accept it in the morning ive heard about scams and ultimately the nigerian scam idk if this is just a coincidense and they really hacve family in Nigeria but i dont see how i can get scammed i will wait till i withdraw the money and than ship the item what are some of your thoughts ?

    1. Buffy Staffordshire

      100% scam.

      There is no buyer.

      Notice how the scammer doesn’t call what you are selling by name? He uses the generic word “item”, that is because he sends the same stock copy/paste email to anyone selling everything that he can find and he has no idea what you are selling and doesn’t care.

      There is only a scammer trying to steal your possession, your electronic item, name brand clothing or jewelry.

      The scammer isn’t interested in your identity or bank account only in convincing you to ship your possession to him without him sending you a penny.

      The next email will be from another of the scammer’s fake names and free email addresses pretending to be “Paypal” saying “kindly send the tracking number and we will release the funds”.

      Paypal does NOT send such emails, ever. Paypal does NOT have escrow or money holding services like that scammer describes. Paypal does NOT demand you send a tracking number before money is sent. EVER. No exceptions.

      Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his ‘potential sucker’ list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of being the perfect buyer, great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

      You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

      Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don’t bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn’t worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

      Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

      If you google “cragislist buyer scam”, “fake paypal email scam”, “ebay escrow fraud” or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near victims of this type of scam.

      Check out the one and only official paypal website, read up on what paypal does and how it really works.

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