The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina has released a list of companies they say run lottery scams. The BBB says each of the companies on their list tell people they have won a lot of money and include a check their first payment. The company then tells the person to wire fees to a location, usually overseas. The checks are counterfeit, and the victim loses the money they wired.
Please note: This list compiled by the Better Business Bureau may not be all inclusive. Other scam lotteries currently exist (and will likely be created in the future) that are not on this list.
Here is the Better Business Bureau list of lotteries:
North American Prize Pool,
Rule Financial & Trust
Union Financial Payment
Amvest Financial Group
Alpha Financial Services
International Award payment
A & J Industries
Gateway Financial Services
International Lottery Commission Board
Euromillones Loteria International
International Lotto Commission
Platinum Speculative Financial,