RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office is warning residents about a scam regarding the COVID-19 vaccine lottery.

The AG’s office says they have seen reports of residents being contacted and told they’ve won one of the $1 million dollar prizes in North Carolina’s “Your Shot at $1 Million” vaccine cash drawings.

Although the vaccine lottery is real, officials warn that these messages are not.

The main warning sign to be on the lookout for is when the messenger asks for a fee or a donation to redeem the price. Officials say the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) will never ask residents to send in money in exchange for the prize.

NCDHHS will also not ask for, and you should not share, any of the following information:

  • Credit card number
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license…

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