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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.

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