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From: AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY AWARDS <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 22:19:52 +0200
Subject: YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WON IN OUR INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY GLOBAL DRAW(500,000.00USD ONLY).
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY COPORATION.
AWARD NOTIFICATION: FINAL NOTICE
The entire Australian National lottery organization feel delighted to inform you of your e-mail lottery prize win released on the 28th Sept, 2007. We feel obliged to let you know that this organization has been a lottery organization since its establishment in 1974.
Date of draw: 28/08/2007
Date of release:28/09/2007
Lotto type : MegaMillion
Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses.Your name was attached to ticket number; 575061725 8056490902 serial number 6741137002 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows: 11-13-26-34-44-48 bonus number 48,which consequently won the lottery in the second category.
You hereby have been approved a prize of US$500,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from One hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies in Australia as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.This is part of the organization's bid to show gratitude to the global society for their patronage since the last 33 years..
Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our European representative office in Amsterdam,Holland, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$500,000.00USD ONLY will be released to you from our Australian regional branch bureau in Nigeria,Australian Embassy government quarter.HELP US EXPAND AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY GLOBALLY!
We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end ofthe year high stakes for US$2.3 Billion international draws.
FOR THE ROUTINE CLAIM OF YOUR PRIZE SIMPLY CONTACT OUR OVERSEA AGENT:
Dr Scott Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Simply contact our Fiducial Agent, Dr.Scott Wilson. at;(firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to file for your claim . Please quote your Date of draw, Reference Number, Batch Number and Winning Number, which can be found on the top-left corner of this message. Also, you should give in your telephone number to help locate your file easily.
For security reasons, we advise all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claims is processed and your prize has been released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programe by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Hon. Eric Abetz,(Senator)Chief Director
Judith Adams(Western Australia),coordinator
Rod R. Blagojevich,Oversea Director
Carolyn Wright, Superintendent
PRIZES ARE FIXED DEPOSITED AND ARE RECEIVED IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY.
SET FOR HAPPY LIFE!
7,000,000 Reasons to be Thankful!
PRIZES ARE FIXED DEPOSITED AND ARE RECEIVED IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY.SET FOR HAPPY LIFE! 7,000,000 Reasons to be Thankful!