Beware of ‘Shot of a Lifetime’ vaccine lottery scams
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Attorney General’s Office and Washington’s Lottery are urging Washingtonians to be wary of potential vaccine lottery scams associated with the state’s “Shot of a Lifetime” lottery.
The program’s drawings will be held on Tuesdays through July 13, and feature $250,000 and $1 million cash prizes, sporting event tickets, technology and tuition credits, among other incentives. Vaccinated individuals who are in the state’s Immunization Information System are automatically entered into the drawings.
The primary method the Lottery will use to contact drawing winners is by phone, but representatives with the Lottery will never ask for bank account information or Social Security numbers over the phone. The Lottery may also contact some winners by email or, as a final method of outreach, text message.
If you are wary of a call, voicemail, email or text…