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From: "universal lottery" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 21:55:03 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING NOTIFICATION!
Headquarters: 1a, Bexon Court Carlton
Nottingham shire Nottingham NG4 1SQ Essex
Customer Service: 580 NCA 85914
Tel/Fax: + 44-87-0135-0599
CONGRATULATIONS WINNING NOTIFICATION!
We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro-Afro-American Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on the 10TH MARCH,2005 in Essex United Kingdom.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9564 75604545 188 with! Serial number 97560 drew the winning: 01/03/22/32/38/44/, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 800,000.00 (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS) in cash credited to file KPC/9080118308/02.This is from a total cash prize of 20,000,000.00 Million British Pounds, shared amongst the first TWENTY FIVE (25)LUCKY winners in this category world-wide.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your 800,000.00 (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS) would be released to you by ABSA BANK South Africa.
Our African agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Website through computer draws system and extracted from over 10,000,00 companies and individuals.
This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you.This is part of our precautionary measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.
Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding agent in South Africa immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund, contact information is as follow: -
MILLER KHUMALO (Esq.)
Phone>: +00 27-83-550-5429
Fax: + 0027-11-642-0618
Please be informed that all winning must be claimed on or before APRIL, 2005. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with our designated agents or us.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program that has successfully won this competition.
CONGRATULATION ONCE MORE.
United Kingdom Zonal Co-coordinator.
United Kingdom zonal Secretary General