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From: "INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2007 14:40:45 +0100
GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERYUniversal Buildiing, 132 - 133 Park Hurst
Balfour - Unite 1440
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERY.
TEL:+27 83 2109758,Congratulations!The Global Mega Lottery Promotion team is proud to inform you that you have won USD 850,000.00 Why you have won Your E-mail address is one of 200 lucky Addresses who have won in the weekly Promotion.See below how to claim your prize.Details on the WinningsYour Winning Reference Number is: FLS-ZR39-825P-4Batch Number: 74-263-BBN.TICKET NUMBER:100-309-7482SERAIL NUMBER:513-10WINNING NUMBERS:02,09,22,23,24,30(05)Just contact our processing manager below for claiming of your prize and remember to quote your reference and Batch Number for easy processing of your prize. That's it!Processing Manager: Mr. Richard BaloyiEMAIL:LOTTOCOMPANY207@YAHOO.CO.uk
TEL:+27 83 210 9758,Congratulations again and have a lot of fun. The International Mega Promotion team.you are therefore advised to include all this details.1)Bank account information where you want the fund to be transfer.2)Telephone number and Fax number3)your Residence address4)Date of Birth5)place of employment and position
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