The Sweepstakes Audit Bureau notified me I had won $285,000. To claim my prize, I had to pay $15000. I explained I was on disability and couldn't afford that. They called back and said I only had to pay $700 to claim my prize. I couldn't inform that either. They said they would call back with other options. They didn't call back. When I called back, I had to leave numerous messages to call back. When they did call back, they said if I didn't pay the $750, they would return the money to the pool, and I would not receive. When I asked why I had to pay anything to receive monies I had won, they hung up. When I called back they were unreachable. When I finally managed to conntect with the agent, he repeated that I had to pay $750 to pay for insuring sending the check. When I again questioned why I had to pay anything, they again hung up and were unreachable after numerous attempts to connect. Finally another person called me back, a Mr. Jack McCarthy, who was very rude, told me that the $700 was a federal requirement, He suggested I call Mr. Michael Scott in the delivery dept. Again I as disconnected and did not receive a call back from Mr. McCarthy until many attempts to reach him. He said his company had blackout problems with their phones. I do not believe this, as all disconnects occurred when I asked questions. Mr. McCarthy was very rude, and said he was putting my winnings back in the pool, despite the fact that I did not say I was not going to pay and hung up on me. I will be calling my State Attorney General and the FBI fraud department. I will also try to contact Mr. Scott. This is entirely a rip off. I kept notes of our conversations.