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From: "EURO AFRO ASIA SWEEPS STAKES LOTTERY" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 04:05:21 -0600
OVERSEAS / EURO AFRO ASIA SWEEPS STAKES LOTTERY,
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY ORGANISATIONS.
BATCH NUMBER;AT-040-SB06-06CONGRATULATIONS!!!ATTENTION : ticket number 27522465896-532We are pleased to inform you, that as a result of our recent lottery draws held on 10th April,2006.Your Name and Email address attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew luckynumber 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently won 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,500, 000.00 .Note: ALL participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 Companies and 30,000,000 individual Names,email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program takes place every year,and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei,Bill Gates Of Microsoftinc, Multi Choice,Echina site and other corperate organisations.This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide.For security purpose and clarity,we advise that you keep your winning informations confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you.This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this programe by some particitants.We look forward to your active participant in our next year US$ 50 Million slot.You are requested to contact our clearance officer below to assist you with your winning and subsequent payments.All winning must be claim not later than one month After the date of this notice.Please note,in order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.Furthermore,should there be any change of addresses do inform our agent as soon as possible.Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.NOTE;YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 20YEARS OF AGE.Sincerely yours,
Operational Director ( EAASSL)N/B:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONS,
CONTACT YOUR LOTTERY AGENTS
FOWLER & ADAMS AGENCYCONTACT: MRS RAFAEL SMITH / RAFAEL & SMITH AGENCYADD: 37 GREYSTOCK ROAD CAMBRIDGE
CB1 8DS UNITED KINGDOMEMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.orgEURO AFRO ASIA SWEEPS STAKES LOTTERY GAMECopyright © 1994-2006 The International Lottery Organisation Inc.All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline
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