HOUSTON -

Online scammers are claiming to be part of the Texas Lottery in order to steal your identity.

The email looks as if it was sent on behalf of the Texas Lottery Commission claiming you won as a result of a promotional drawing. The email even shows the supposed winning numbers.

However, Texas lottery officials said they never send out emails claiming you won unless you've submitted a winning ticket.

The commission also said they will never ask for payment to claim a prize.