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From: DR MAXWELL WILSON <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2006 18:00:49 +0200
Subject: CONTACT DR MAXWELL WILSON
WORLD RIDE FOUNDATION
28/29 Gray's Inn Road
RE: e- lottery Notification
I have been directed to inform you about the World RIDE FOUNDATION(UK)e-lottery Promotion just concluded annual final draws of the LOTTO RIDE Program draws.The Lottery Ride draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer ballot search from the internet as part of our international program which we conduct every year.No tickets were sold.After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address attached to serial/ticket number 33 -67-67 drew the lucky numbers: 9-9-1-5-4-1-1 which consequently emerged you as one of first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of £1,000,000.00 (One Million British Pounds) in cash credited to file ENG/17-CH/4720. This is from a total cash prize of £50,000,000(Fifty Million)British Pounds shared amongst the first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.
This year`s Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for the LOTTERY RIDE. The estimated £50 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in U K/ Europe history.The biggest was the ?363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a Febuary 2001/2 drawing of The Big Game Mega Millions' predecessor online draw database system.
Your fund is now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover insurance.Due to the mix up and conflict of some numbers and names,we advice that you keep this award from public notice and confidential until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted abuse of this program by the general public.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in London. In view of this, your £1,000,000.00 (One Million British Pounds) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in Europe.
To process your PRIZE, please contact your Claims Director:
MR MAXWELL DICKSON
INTERNATIONAL LOTTO PROCESS CENTRE
Foreign Services Manager,
Information and Payment Bureau.
Europe Representative Office.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please endeavor to quote your Reference(ENG/17-CH/4720) and batch numbers (LR/06/0018) in every correspondence with your agent. Please be aware that your Paying Authority will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, For due processing and remittance of your winning prize to designated account of your choice, please treat as urgent and all reply must be via email as to ensure the legibility.
Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform the Claims director as soon as possible. Note that all winning must be claimed not later than one month after this notification, funds will be included in the next stake.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our UK e-lottery Promotion.
Note: Anybody under the age of 19 is automatically disqualified.
Mr. Vee Sanjay.
Director of Information
NOTE:Do not reply to the Director of Information,kindly reply to the Claim's Director with the information's above.
(a) Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process,failing which would lead to disqualification and winnings Forfeiture.Winners are therefore advised to expedite their claims process.
(b) Being one of the lucky winners,you constitute entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize awards winning.
(c) As our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.By this lottery prize awards winning, you acknowledge your acceptance to be added to our lottery master player database