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From: "FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY SOUTH AFRICA" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 10:43:29 +0000
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF YOUR WINNING
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERYYOU ARE THE WINNER OF THECOMPUTER PROMOTIONAL DRAWTHIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE PROMOTION MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENTFLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY DRAWYOU HAVE WON ON THE COMPUTER BALLOT,THE SUM OF US$ 750,000,00PLEASE CONTACTDR. MORGAN MOKENAYOUR CLAIM AGENT.FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PAYMENTON PHONE NO. + 27 79-1613666,(GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERY)PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATIONWe are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on 26-09-2006, of winners of the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, as part of our promotional draws.Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482, with serial number 513-10 drew the lucky numbers 6-9-12-39-30-45-66 and Bonus number 17 and consequently YOU HAVE won in the Second Category.Your winning Ticket is Number. 100-309-7482
Your Serial Number. 513-10
Your lucky draw Numbers are. 6-9-12-39-30-45-66 Bonus Number 17 ,Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L/GMSAYou have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$750,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$12,000.000.00 shared among the Seven international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS!Please be informed that your CHEQUE of the sum of US$750,000.00 is now with Omega Crossing Finance and Security Company insured with your email address which won you this prize, therefore you should contact (OMEGA CROSSING SA) your agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your CHEQUE under your full names.Please note that OMEGA CROSSING your paying agent, will invite you to their office in Johannesburg South Africa for your immediate payment, you have to hurry up and contact them immediately. To begin your claim, please call your claim Dr. Morgan Mokena or Email him.
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
OMEGA CROSSING SA.
UNIVRSAL BUILDING 123-133 PARK HURST
BALFOUR PARK UNIT 1440
JOHANNESBURG 2001 GAUTENG
TEL:27-79-161366FAX: 27-11-5076950EMAIL:NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and other information provided above and below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent.REFERENCE NUMBER: GML-S343-KKT-8811BATCH NUMBER: 56T-DTH78-SAR99FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE 2010 SOCCER WORLDCongratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.Sincerely,MR. HENRY ROBERTSONTHE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY.
25 RICHARDS RYLAAN
AUCKLAND PARK, 0083.POBOX. 524 AUCKLAND PARK.
JOHNANNESBURG 2001 SOUTH AFRICA.FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY SAGOES INTERNATIONALAS THE 2010WORLD CUPWILL BE HOSTED BYSOUTH AFRICATHIS PROGRAM IS SPONSURED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY. AND SUPPORTED BY: (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) FIFA SUPPORT
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