An online scam impersonating Powerball winner Edwin Castro offers a fraudulent $800,000 'donation' from the $2 billion prize.

The scammer sends deceptive emails, pretending to be Castro and requesting personal information in exchange for the promised sum.

The email includes a link to the Guinness World Records page to add credibility to the scam.

Recipients are prompted to contact "Mr. Raymond Bradson," raising suspicions about the scammer's intentions.

Despite initial interest, one victim's skepticism was revived by a friend who recognized the offer as too good to be true.

The California Lottery advises caution and skepticism when promised free money, urging players to trust their instincts.

 California Lottery Guidelines - avoid sharing personal information with those who offering large sums of money.