This week's $1.3 billion Powerball prize may have given you a case of lottery fever, but this page from the Federal Trade Commission can help you avoid getting caught by an international lottery scam:
you get a solicitation that sounds tempting, just keep in mind that
it's against federal law to play a foreign lottery.
There's additional information from the U.S. Department of State here:
And from OnGuard Online here:
Even when you gamble, you should try to minimize your risks.