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From: EURO MILLIONS SPANISH LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 11:52:20 +0100
Subject: 2006/2007 EMAIL WINNER ( CONGRATULATIONS)
EURO MILLIONS SPANISH LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
CALLE ROBERTO 1A 28923
DATE: OCT 28TH, 2006.
THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
This is to inform you on the release of the EURO MILLIONS SPANISH LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL held on the 11th of October 2006.
The results was released on the 12th of October 2006. Your email address attached to ticket number 686-055-075-DRI with serial number 999-348-765 which drew lucky numbers 17-87-45-82-66 and won the lottery in the 1st category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump of 1,550,000.00(ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND EURO ONLY) cash credited to file with REF: N EGS/227/858/333 This is from 1the 100 participants finalist playing 100 full tickets in which 10 winners were selected.
Your fund is now deposited and processed by Wincor Nixdorf Security Company and insured in your email address , we only have your e-mail address in our custody and also due to mix up of some numbers and e-mail addresses, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until your claims has been processed and claimed by you. We assure you that your full winning prize will be given to you .
This is part of our security protocol to avoid problems from participants as it has happened in the past.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names and screened to 100 e-mails which participated in final lottery from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Africa .
This programme is sponsored by INTERNET EXPLORER / WORLD INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY ORGANISATION TO PROMOTE and ENHANCE the use of INTERNET EXPLORER . We hope your lucky e-mail address will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent programs. To begin your lottery claims, please contact your claims agent,
DR Goldman Wales
Telephone number: 0034-620-692-135 ,
Wincor Nixdorf Security Company
You are required to present your information of identity to show you are the user of this email address and whom to claim this award, either your country passport, drivers license or any other valid identity is required please contact your security company in charge for full procedures on how to claim your award
Remember, all winnings must be processed not later than four weeks from the day you receive this notification.
Any requirement not met before this date,funds will be included in the next stake .
Remember to quote your reference and batch numbers ( BATCH: EGGS-490-244-777 REFERENCE: 54/63/CKT) in every of your response to your claim agent. Further more, should there be any change of address, inform your claim agent as soon as possible.A copy of your lucky winning ticket and all other informations will be sent to you by your claim agent when your award has been processed and transferred , Your claims agent is DR Goldman Wales.
Once again from all members of our staff CONGRATULATIONS for being a part of our International promotions program.
NOTE:winners below eighteen years ( -18yrs ) are disqualified from this programme.
We wish you good fortunes.
This message is confidential. It may also be privileged or otherwise protected by work product immunity or other legal rules. If you have received it please let us know by reply it from your system; you should not copy it or disclose its contents to anyone. All messages sent to and from Wincor Nixdorf Security Company may be monitored to ensure
compliance with internal policies and to protect your winning which is from the Euro Million Spanish Lottery Award Promotion 2006/2007 Section.
The contents of any email addressed to our clients are subject to our usual terms of business; anything which does not relate to the official business of the firm is neither given nor endorsed by it.