An 80-year-old Ocala woman lost more than $200,000 in a sweepstake scam.
The woman, who requested that her name not be used, says she's received nothing in return.
Marion County Sheriff's Det. T. J. Watts noted in a report that the woman sent an $88,000 check to Honduras, $20,000 to Panama City and varying amounts to individuals in Jamaica -- all through Moneygram and Western Union.
Authorities say criminals prey on senior citizens. The woman says her children were upset with her that she fell victim to the scam.