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From: "lotto draw" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 14:43:41 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS! ,CONGRATULATIONS! ,CONGRATULATIONS! ......
FROM:THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD
FINAL NOTICE OF AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today 19 of sep 2005,of
winners of the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH AFRICA/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, held
on Mon, 6 of Dec 2004 as part of our promotional draws. Participants were
selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email
addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia,Australia,
Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our electronic business
Promotions Program. You qualified for the draw as a result of you visiting
various websites we are running the e-business promotions for.You/Your
Company, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482,with serial number
513-10 drew the lucky number 9, 6, 12, 29, 30, 45, 48, and consequently won
in the Second Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
out of US$1,950,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second
category winners. This is from the total prize money of S$13,650,000.00
shared among the Seven international winners in the Second category.
Your fund is now deposited with the Omega Crossing Finance and Security
Company insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names,
we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your
claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account.This is
part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts
by participants of this program.We hope with a part of your prize, you
will participate in our mid year (2004) high stakes US$1.3 billion
International Lottery. To begin your claim, please contact your claim
MR. FRANK BONGO
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
# 25 RICHARDS RYLAAN, AUCKLAND PARK,0083
P.O. Box 524, AUCKLANDPARK
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH AFRICA/INTERNATIONAL
EMAIL: (email@example.com )
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account of your choice.Remember, you must contact your claim agent not later
than 28/10/2005.After this date, all funds will be returned as
unclaimed.NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,
please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers provided below in
every one of your correspondences with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: FLS-ZR39-825P-4 BATCH NUMBER: 74-263-BBN
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our promotions program.
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH AFRICA.
2nd Floor SABC Radio Park Building P.O. Box 91711,
Auckland Park, 2006 Henley Road
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to
disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail box. Contact your
claims agent through his email contact above.
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