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From: Maria Gomez <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 15:43:37 +0200
Subject: AWARD NOTIFICATION
FROM THE DESK OF MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRICE AWARD DEPT.
REF SERIAL NUMBER: 066-03407766-137.
BATCH NO: 83810-0.
AVD. REAL MARDRID 32-44
C.P 28001 MARDRID,SPAIN
TEL: +34 657 090 766
AWARD NOTIFICATION / FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you today the 6th of Apr 2006 of the result of EL GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on the 3rd of Apr 2006 as part of our yearly bonanza.Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 36,000,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada,
Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our International
Promotions Program.You/Your Company, attached to ticketnumber.
06603407766-137,with batch number 83810-0 drew the lucky numbers
1-01-13-21-23-29+ 04 - 08 and consequently won in the third Category "C".
You have therefore been approved to a lum sum of 420,555 Euros
( Four Hundred and twenty thousnad Five hundred and fifty five
Euros) in cash. This is the winning payout for Category "C".
Our Yearly programs trusted by millions around the world changes life of winners.
ALL TICKETS ARE BOUGHT AND PLAYED FOR INTERNATIONAL CITIZENS BY GOVERNMENT APPROVED,LICENCED AND AUTHORIZED AGENTS OR COMPANIES.
All international winners are processed by authorized licensed Agents
by the Spanish Government and recomended by the SPANISH LOTTERY BOARD.
Your winning amount is insured in your name and will be released by the MINISTRY for pay out after Data Clearifications and Verifications.
Due to part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unscrupulous acts by participants/no participants of this program,
We assigned to you an Agent from the Operation Department who have played the Lottery for this Year International Program, for processing and remittance on claiming your Winning Amount.
TO BEGIN YOUR LOTTERY CLAIM , KINDLY CONTACT YOUR
AGENT,FOREIGN OPERATION DEPARTMENT . ( MR) JOSE MIGUEL
MANAGER . EL MINISTROS CONSULTANT S. A , SPAIN
TEL: + 34 685 287 406
NOTE: All prices must be claimed not latter than Four weeks after this date all funds will be returned to the MINISTRY of the Hacienda as unclaimed. In order to avoid unnecessary delays, kindly send your Datas
1. COPY OF THE AWARD NOTICE
2. FULL CONTACT DETAILS
We also wish to bring to your notice our mid year (2006) high stakes where you stand a chance of winning up to 5.Million, we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate.Please contact your claim agent immediately, to begin your claim process.
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM ALL OUR STAFF.
DR, MARTINEZ PASCUEL
ELGORGO DE LA PRIMITIVA