Sheriff: Elderly SE Minnesota woman out more than $100K after falling for sweepstakes ploy

In order to obtain the prize, the woman had to send multiple payments ranging from $21,000 to $78.

Posted: May 28, 2019 11:49 AM

OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. - An elderly woman is out more than $100,000 after she believed she won a Las Vegas Sweep Stakes.

The woman, 77, was told she won $1.5M and a new custom made Mercedes Benz. In order to obtain the prize, the woman had to send multiple payments ranging from $21,000 to $78.

In all, the elderly woman paid $109,000. She began withdrawing money in September of 2018.

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