Vigilance against fraud
Winning without playing or having a lottery ticket? Impossible!
Have you received a letter or an e-mail telling you of a lovely lottery win, usually abroad?
Leave such a letter or e-mail well alone: it's just a scam. No official lottery communicates in this way.
If you reply to these swindlers, they will try to make you pay come administrative expenses, insurance charges of the supposedly won sum or some bank charges. If you pay them anything at all, these swindlers will disappear like a puff of smoke with your money, and you will of course never see the colour of your so-called great win.
An official Lottery never asks for expenses for the payment of a win.
don't answer such letters or e-mails, and do not communicate any personal or private information to the people that send them.
If you are victim of these swindlers, lodge a complaint with the police or contact the Ministry of the Economy, SME, Middle Classes and Energy, whose address appears below.
View an example of letter/e-mail (PDF) that is in reality just swindles.
Valid participation in the lotteries organised in Belgium requires the purchase of a ticket in due form from a National Lottery sales point and that ticket will be required in order to receive any payout for a win.
If you have been a victim of a swindle, you can lodge a complaint with the Federal Public Service for the Economy, SMEs, Middle Classes and Energy: :