Example Eurojackpot Scam

There are lots of ways in which scammers try to con people out of money by claiming to have some link with Eurojackpot. It can happen via phone, a letter in the post, email, text or even social media, and unfortunately they will be present in every country. Visit the Eurojackpot Scams page for more information on how to identify these scams to avoid becoming a victim.

The following example is a fake scam message which has been created to give an idea of the kind of way in which a scammer may reach out and say that you have won a prize, whilst also trying to extract personal or financial information. This example may also include a cheque, envelope and official logos.


Dear Mr Philip Roche,

We wish to congratulate you on winning the Eurojackpot Olympic Nations’ inaugural Millionaire Mobile prize draw and can confirm that a winning cheque of $1,000,000.00 has been sent. The Millionaire Mobile prize draw is designed to promote the advantages and convenience of mobile lottery games in the ever-changing landscape of the digital world, and rewards players at random based on their phone number as well as delivering a commitment to worthwhile community projects.

Your mobile phone number came up as a match for the Mobile Mega Star number in the draw on 16/1/15 and you will now be rewarded with $1,000,000.00. Unfortunately, your winning cheque has been transferred without proper consultation of the Authority of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and in accordance with Article 104, Section 27 sub section V of the 2002 Bank and other Financial Institution Decree (BOFID).

The Eurojackpot Olympic Nations Lottery Programme is a government-licensed lottery payment claim agency dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction. Your winning cheque is attached and will be activated once a 1% clearance charge has been received and verified. Please provide the following details to commence the process of the release of your winnings. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but congratulate you on your win.

First Name(s):
Last name:
Zip Code:
Mobile Number:
Home Number:
Date of Birth:

N.B Winnings must be claimed within one month of the date of the draw or else the funds will be returned as unclaimed prizes.

Patrick Carmentier
Claims Manager
Eurojackpot Olympic Nations Lottery Programme