Scam Alert: NC Education Lottery issues alert about new lottery scam

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Education Lottery is issuing a warning to players to buy lottery tickets only from authorized lottery retailers to avoid a recent scam involving scratch-off tickets altered to appear as a “winning ticket,” according to a news release.

In the scam, non-winning scratch-off tickets are altered to make them appear to have matching numbers that win a prize. The altered ticket is then sold, usually at a discount, to unsuspecting players who find out they...

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