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From: PEUGEOT MOTOR LOTTERY AWARD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 13:35:02 +0200 (CEST)
PEUGEOT MOTORS PROMO
An Affiliate of PEUGEOT GAMING COUNCIL.
16-18 TURKS CLOSE,
FROM: PEUGEOT MOTORS COMPANY UK.
TICKET NUMBER: 56475600545 188
SERIAL NUMBER: 5368/02
BATCH NUMBER : 12/25/0340
PEUGEOT INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of the PEUGEOT MOTORS ANNUAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held today. You were entered as dependent clients.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:
Which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of Â£500,000 (Five hundred thousand pounds sterling) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03.
This is from a total cash prize of Â£2,000,000,00 shared amongst the first four (5) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place bianually.
This draws is meant to promote The Peugeot Motor Corporation and also to introduce our new products such as the new The LR3 2007 Model, winner of Motor Trend's prestigious SUV of the Year award for 2005 and 2006.
We hope you will patronise and introduce your friends and relatives to this powerful Motor Company for the new Millenium.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Headqaurters booklet representative office in France as indicated in your play coupon.In view of this, your Â£500,000 (five hundred thousand pounds sterling) would be released to you by any of our courier department or bank.Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him/her.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned !!!
After filling for your claim, please contact our verification department and provide them with the following details below.
MR. Terri Martins
(VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER)
TEL:+44-702 407 6725
FAX:+44-870 478 6407
FAX:+44-870 478 5254
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number (Country Code)-(Area Code)- Phone Number):
10:Cell Number:(Country Code) - (Cell Phone Number):
12.Draw Number above:
14.Payment Method (Cheque / Draft):
Goodluck from me and members of staff of the PEUGEOT INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY.
TRACY KELLY (Mrs.)
Director.International Promotions Unit