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From: "resultscoordinatingoffice uklotteryinternational"
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 11:05:05 +0000
Subject: UK LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
Macclesfield,United Kingdom.Customer's Service CenterRef Number: UK/910/16454Batch Number: VC/32/ID1141Dispatch date: 2/07/2005.Dear Sir/MadamWe are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners Internationalprograms held on the 09/06/2005 in ENGLAND AND WALES. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 5224652456UT with serial number 0098/UK0204, batch number VC/32/ID1141,lottery ref number UK/910/16454 and drew lucky numbers 03-01-15-20-34-33-07 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2.500,000.00 (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United States dollars)in cash credited to file KLTT/KTU/2004ETN.This is from a total cash prize of US$25 Million dollars, shared amongst the first TEN (10) lucky winners in this First category.CONGRATULATIONS!!!Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been Processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security Protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.This promotional program takes place every year.This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Association of software producers.To file for your claim, please contact any of our fiduciary agent:=======================================================MR DANIEL MILLERUK NATIONAL INC.Macclesfield, United Kingdomofficial email: firstname.lastname@example.orgORMrs.JANE ADAMSOfficial email: email@example.com you can contact our customer service unit in case of any problem as regards your claim at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call this numbers on your screen+447031942540+447031903591=======================================================Remember, all winning in this first category must be claimed not later than 18th ofJuly,2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please rememberto quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon aspossible.Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Note that you must contact your claims agent within one week of receipt of this notice.Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.Sincerely,MRS.HARIET BOOKER