Here’s how you can help those affected by the California wildfires

87-year-old man loses more than $5K in lottery scam

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


Pennsylvania State Police are warning older folks of a lottery scam that an elderly Lancaster County man fell victim to.

Investigators are looking into a theft and fraud case in which an 87-year-old Fulton Township man wired $5,020 to cover supposed taxes on a fake lottery prize check.

Authorities are actively investigating this incident and are urging older people and their family members to be aware of scams targeting the elderly.

Anyone with information or similar incidents should contact state police at 717-299-7650.