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Lottery Scam

Many people are looking for extra cash after the holiday season and someone promising you almost two million dollars could be pretty exciting.

One man in Kennewick was excited at the chance to win a lot of money but soon realized it might be to good to be true.

Frank Griffin received a letter saying that he could win $2 million, but then came the confusing part, you had to pay a fee to qualify for the winnings. Griffin immediately became curious and didn't send any money. Thankfully, Griffin had heard about other scams.

He said, "I have heard of so many schemes in foreign lands that are hitting people up and people that can't afford it to begin with."

Griffin's notices were from a company called the National Awards Advisory Center. The Better Business Bureau warns people against paying any fee when someone promises you money.