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From: "EURO MILLION PRIZE AWARD DEPT 2007" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:22:01 +0900
Subject: EURO MILLION PRIZE AWARD DEPT 2007.
EURO MILLION PRIZE AWARD DEPT 2007
National Agency España
Address: Avda .Del Petroleo 222
Polig Madrid Spain.
(i) Batch. N*: EULO/2907/444/908/07.
(ii)Ref. N*: ESM/WIN/008/05/10/MA
(¡¡¡) lucky numbers 3-19-26-49-50
(¡v) Ref No: FMLES/2006/F
We happily announce to you the International Email Address draw of
the EURO MILLION LOTTERY held today 9th of November 2007 in Spain
Madrid. your email address have just won you the sum of 950,000.00
Dollars with a Ref. N*: ESM/WIN/008/05/10/MA and Batch. N*:
EULO/2907/444/908/07.To claim your winning prize you are to contact the
appointed agent and provide him with these informations for the
immediate processing of your winnings:
6.Country Of Residence:
CONTACTS OF CLAIMS AGENT:
Name: Mr. Jaime Sanchez
Tel: + 346-924-73683
ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Mrs. Emily Simon
Online Co-coordinator Euro Million Lottery