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      Virginia Lottery launches 'Play Smart' campaign to warn customers about fake lottery scams

      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Lottery is launching a campaign to warn people about fake lottery scams.

      Officials say the "Play Smart" campaign is aimed at informing both lottery players and non-players to be careful when someone tells they're told they've won a large prize.

      While the scams take many forms, officials say that in most cases, criminals email or call to tell intended victims they have won a large prize. Then the crooks try to get the person to send money or personal information.

      The "Play Smart" campaign includes a public service announcement for TV and radio, as well as a brochure filled with tips on how to avoid being scammed.