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From: World cup Lotto <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 21:10:19 +0200
Subject: world cup lotto
YOU ARE A WINNER OF SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLD CUP COMPUTER PROMOTION DRAW.
UNIVERSAL CROSSING SA
YOU HAVE WON ON THE COMPUTER BALLOT,
THE SUM OF US$ 2,100,000,00
AND ALSO FREE TICKETS TO 2010 WORLD CUP
HOSTING BY SOUTH AFRICA
( Mr. John Duma )
YOUR CLAIM AGENT.
ON PHONE NO. +27 734265223
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on May 2007, of winners of the Bid Lotto International Programs, as part of World Cup promotional draws.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 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 7017-4162-1018, with serial number MH4710019 drew the lucky numbers 80, 35, 14, 72, 93, 44 and Bonus number 2 and consequently YOU HAVE won in the Second Category.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LLI/240142/011
BATCH NUMBER: 18/006/1094/LIPDA/WCSA.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,100,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$26,650,000.00 shared among the Seven international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS!
To begin your claim, urgently contact your claim agent through the below information: You must keep your winning very confidential to avoid double claim.
Mr. John Duma
Tel: +27 734265223
UNIVERSAL LOTTERY SA, Universal Building, 210-211Park Hurst,Balfour-Unit 1440980JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG 2001 REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA .
NOTE: you must send your informations to the email address of your claim agent 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 claim agent
REFERENCE NUMBER: LLI/240142/011
BATCH NUMBER: 18/006/1094/LIPDA/WCSA .
BID LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE 2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP
Congratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
MRS. CAROLINE OWENTHE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, Universal Building, 210-211Park Hurst,Balfour-Unit 1440JOHANNESBURG,GAUTENG 2001
P.O. Box 91711, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
UNIVERSAL LOTTO SA
AS THE 2010
WILL BE HOSTED BY
THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY. AND SUPPORTED BY: (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)
Congratulations from the Staff & Members of the National Lottery Board Commission
Mr Douglas Duke Dr. George Webber Mrs. Caroline Owen
(Bid Lottery Claim Agent ) ( Director Foreign Exchange) (Promotional Manager)
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