Popular Jamaican music producer Anju Blaxx is set to make his initial court appearance in a US federal court in North Dakota today, to answer to lotto scam related charges.

The 31 year old, whose given name is Andrew Sayeed Myrie, is charged alongside two others with conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

Court documents say an 83-year-old woman from North Dakota was told in 2011 that she had won a 19-million US dollar cash prize from American Cash Awards.

The woman wrote seven cheques totaling 1-hundred-and-60-thousand US dollars to pay to get the money.

She then took out a loan against her life insurance policy and gave out her credit card and pin number to the unknown callers.

One of those callers claimed he was with the FBI and told her the contest was legitimate.

The money was sent to middlemen in Florida and eventually most of it was wired or deposited to banks in Jamaica.

The case is scheduled for trial in North Dakota in late April.