The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers

Online users are asked to be aware of "Mr. David Yax" lottery donation scams. The name of the New York man who won $273 million in the September 4 New York Lottery Powerball draw, is being used by scammers in an attempt to trick potential victims into sending money and personal information. The scammers claim their potential victims were randomly selected to receive donations from the lottery winner as part of his charity project. But, Mr. David Yax is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers

The "Mr. David Yax" Lottery Donation Scam

From: DAVID YAX <>

Date: December 7, 2019 at 1:03:50 AM MST



We bring greetings to you in the name of the lord. This message is sent to you as a notification that you have been chosen to benefit from our charity project aimed at touching lives and helping those that we can across the world as God has blessed us.

I won the Powerball lottery of $80Million on September 2019 and I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $6Million to charity, I try to reach people randomly from different sources and modes so as to touch lives from different angles, Hence you are getting a message here.

You have been listed as one of the lucky recipients to receive $1M This donation is made out to you so to enable you strengthen your personal issues and mostly to generously help us extend hands of giving to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality

To verify

Get back to me on how to receive the donation


Mr. David Yax

Remember, once they (scammers) have received their potential victims' personal information, they will use the information to trick the potential victims into sending money, which they will claim is for some advance fees, which will cover banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax that the potential victims need to pay before they can receive the so-called donated money. But, if the victims send their money, the scammers will steal it and may continue to trick the victims into sending more money, with the promise of receiving the donated money the scammers claim they would receive.

Recipients of the Mr. David Yax lottery donation scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead.

It is important to remember that when someone contacts you, claiming that you have won the lottery or you are the recipient of millions of dollars, and asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery winnings or prizes, it is a SCAM. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their prizes or winnings. And, why would lottery winners who are allegedly donating millions of dollars to you, want you to send a few hundred or thousand dollars for banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax? Well, the money that the scammers want the victims to send, which the scammers claim is for taxes, bank transfer cost, insurance or other expenses, is what the scammers will steal. And, the victims, on the other hand, will never receive the winnings, prizes or money that they were promised.

So, once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.

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November 4, 2023 at 3:48 PM by
The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Woodburn, Oregon, United States

I just got a text message claiming to be from David Yax. Text claimed I was chosen for $30k. Lmao!

It's disgusting that people do things like this. To lazy to get a real job.


September 17, 2022 at 1:25 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

I received this message on September 9,2022 via text from this # 1(503)317-0318

I did not respond, instead I searched Google for more info and found this thread so I thought I'd share. Below I've copy and pasted the message I received.

My name is David Yax, the winner of $80Million in Mega Millions Jackpot of power balls, 110-22-2019. I am committed in helping selected individuals with $50,000 each. If you are getting this message, I say Congratulations to you, I hope the money goes a long way in helping out your family or financial needs. Text ‘WIN’ to Mr Robert Schwinn (256)-274-1367.for further information on how to receive your money, God bless America.Please do not reply to this message This text is generated automatically and is not monitored for responses. Click here


February 3, 2022 at 5:28 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Albany, New York, United States

I got a Facebook friend request from David Yax mid January 2022. I saw he had friended quite a few of my Facebook friends and then noticed his “charity” claiming To give out $30,000 of his $80 million Powerball winnings to “randomly selected”people. The real David Yax (from the media pictures) looks like a working class decent human - so yea I friended him. Didn’t think much of it. He messaged me, same spiel..etc. Told me how he used to be a trucker and wants to help out others. When I questioned the legitimacy he got defensive and Gaslighted me with “oh do you think it’s a bad idea to help people?” That’s when I knew the person talking to me was not this poor man whose picture is being used in a huge scam. He asked for my full name, address, a text phone number, And whether I wanted cash or check.

Thank god I came across this site before taking it further. I plan to unfriend, block, change my password and make sure I don’t have any personal information available on my Facebook page. Also will never let someone take my picture if I win the Powerball ever. Lol This is really the world we live in.


December 9, 2021 at 12:35 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Brevard, Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States

Someone is going around and "Anonymously" commenting on random sites about this Dr Dominion Temple. They are copying/pasting "Reviews" on this Dr Dominion website, supposedly left by lottery winners. Here is one of the "reviews" on the website that was copied and pasted to another website:

I am David Yax from New York, I won the lottery September 4 2019, and then people kept on asking me how did I do it, well yea there is a little secrete you all never knew about, I was able to win the 80.000.000 lottery with the help of Dr Dominion lottery winning spell, he gave me number to play and instructed me when to play the lottery and I did as he instructed, my dear friends getting rich is never by luck it's something we all have to work for, people have been playing same lottery for years now and have never won, we need to be on the right track to get what we want I am saying this here because I want the best for everyone, you can't win the lottery just like that you need to know exacly what to do, what to play and when to play this is a truth that no one will never tell you, if you want to win big my dear I advice you to talk to Dr Dominion let him guide you on what to do and how to do it with his lottery spell.

David Yax

New York


July 13, 2021 at 6:35 PM by
The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Bucks, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

Ok so I just got a text message about Yax wanting to send $50,000 to random people. There was a number, (402)961-2618, that was supposed to be the "agent" taking care of his business with the random winners. I called it a couple times, then I got a text message with a picture of a man holding his I.D. I sent a text back asking what he needed from me, and he said my name, address, number, occupation, monthly income, cash or check? age, phone carrier and email. I called him again and he answered. He had an accent, not sure from where, and I asked him what I do after I sent him that info. He said for me to take pictures of myself with my I.D. front and back. After that, he asked for a clear picture of my SSN card and that's when I stopped and blocked him. His excuse was to verify my claim. I never entered into a drawing or anything that would need verification of who I am, so there's no reason to verify my if this is truly someone wanting to send money to a random person. Don't do it. I feel so stupid. I know better. He got enough info on me to sell to scammers already


November 16, 2021 at 6:48 PM by
The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: New York, New York, United States

I received same message on Twitter. I gave them a text now phone number. A person texted me saying they were from fed ex and they would deliver my winnings of $50,000. I said ok gave fake address as I knew this was a scam but wanted to collect as much info as I could so I could warn people. They then said I needed to send $500 threw pay pal or Zelle in order to pay for shipping insurance tax n other stuff. I said just take the 500 out of my winnings lol. The so called fed ex guy kept trying to get me to send it saying how it was not a scam I said why do you as a delivery guy care so much about me getting this. I then informed him that I called fed ex and he stopped answering my messages. I love to mess with scammers. Be careful all never send money to win money.


November 19, 2020 at 6:43 PM by
The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Guilford, High Point, North Carolina, United States

Yep, David Yax found me on Facebook. Says he’s going to give me 50,000.00, all I need to do is fill out his form . I asked if his Charity is Registered in New York State. What his Attorneys name was ... deflected both questions. Then I googled his name by Charity and found this ... Dammit! Just another Scam .lol

Don’t reply, JUST DELETE


September 1, 2020 at 1:20 PM by
The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Austin, Texas, United States

Ditto on YAX, BAD NEWS! He even quotes scripture & more

BS. Be careful!


August 8, 2020 at 10:14 AM by
The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Jericho, Vermont, United States

This morning, someone tried running this scam on my 13yo daughter via instagram.


February 28, 2020 at 6:12 PM by
The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: New York, United States

I got one of these today. My initial response was "Who?" followed by "WTF is this?" Needless to say I didn't respond but I did hit the "forward" button to see if I could get any information. I didn't even know what "" was, so I googled it first and found a relatively ancient (2008) forum where people were b***ching about not being able to report this to the proper place - I gather from that that this is a long-running scam and that this Yax person's name is a recent addition.

Because then I had to look HIM up to see who HE was (and then saw that he won the lottery.

The fact that I had to LOOK HIM UP tells everyone and their cousins who have two braincells to rub together that this guy is NOT someone I know (and I sure as H**l am not his "Beloved Friend"...). And have tossed the email in the junk folder where it belongs, until I get around until tossing it in the Trash file and then deleting it altogether. Then, just to be on the safe side, I'll run the anti-malware program on my laptop...

I strongly recommend that anyone who gets one of these should do pretty much the same (and I'm starting to also wonder how many spam phone calls I've gotten in the past 3 days (given the number my sister-in-law was getting between her work line and home line...


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The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers