A lottery scam is making the rounds, using the name of an actual Illinois lottery winner. Officials say the hoax promises Merle Butler is giving three lucky winners one and a half million bucks apiece, but there is a catch. The winners must first pay a fee to have the cash released. Butler is from Red Bud, Illinois. He and his wife won a 218-million dollar Mega Millions payout earlier this year. They are not behind the email, according to officials. Reports indicate the scammers often indicate they work with a law enforcement agency or government agency. Anyone who receives the email should beware and report it 217-525-5158.