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You should be VERY skeptical, and you should not send any money.
I take it they gave you the contact information for the Federal Trade and Gaming Commission, because there is no such agency. Scammers work in teams, and they bolster each other's lies.
When you are the winner of a real contest, the contest has your money already. You NEVER have to pay anything more out of pocket to collect it. You do have to have your original entry form, however, with the winning numbers on it in order to collect your prize. And you don't because if you did, you wouldn't have to ask this question here.
The South Carolina Bar's Legal Directory contains no such lawyer as ***** ***** Daniels licensed to practice law in the state.
Block these folks. Cease all contact with them. Send no money.
Report the fraud to the FBI at their Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov and to the Federal Trade Commission at www. FTC.gov