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Hi! LegalGems here. My goal: To Do My Best To Assist You. Please remember, I can only provide general information,as this is a public forum. I see you have been waiting some time for a response to your question, so please allow me to assist you. Consumers should always be wary of organizations that only operate from a PO box, as opposed to having a physical location. That being said, please review the following links, which address possible issues with this company: http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/lotteryscam_FreeLotto.php However, the NY secretary of state does have a listing for this company; please see: http://appext20.dos.ny.gov/corp_public/CORPSEARCH.ENTITY_INFORMATION?p_nameid=2465947&p_corpid=2424804&p_entity_name=plasmanet&p_name_type=A&p_search_type=BEGINS&p_srch_results_page=0
This indicates that they are a registered business in NY state.
However, generally if a lottery company asks the consumer to pay money up front, it generally is a scam, as most genuine lotteries do not require the consumer to pay money in order to obtain the prize.
California actually has a very good resource that is intended for seniors, but can benefit everyone, especially since scams are on the rise. Please see http://seniors.ca.gov/fs/Avoiding-Scams.cfm