Is this a scam??

I get a call from a Washington, DC number. A man says I won a grant and I was randomly selected for a $9,700.00 check through Western Union but since I can only get $2/3,000.00 dollars from them at a time-All I had to do was front a $250.00 "Steam" card (some government type of card) and it would be... show more I get a call from a Washington, DC number. A man says I won a grant and I was randomly selected for a $9,700.00 check through Western Union but since I can only get $2/3,000.00 dollars from them at a time-All I had to do was front a $250.00 "Steam" card (some government type of card) and it would be reimbursed.

I told him to fly a kite but curious about it now. Has anyone ever heard of this before?
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