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From: EURO GIANT LOTTERY S.A <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:37:48 +0100
EURO GIANT INTERNATIONAL LOTTO S.A
FROM:GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED LOTTERY PROMOTERS.
CALLE ANTONIO 4B 12001,MADRID-SPAIN.
TELL:+34 655 156 863
FAX: +34 940 467 585
FROM THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTORINTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
RE:BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
Dear Lucky Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded final draws of EURO GIANTINTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD held on the 29th January, 2006. The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet in appreciation of our annual summer visitors to Spain. No tickets were sold.
Your name attached to the ticket number 0115-16-4784-992-790 with serial number 2093-0009 drew the lucky numbers 1274-16-411--3764-390 which consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of two winners in the category "B" with the following:You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of 1,800,809:00 ( One Million, Eight Hundred Thousand, Eight Hundred And Nine Euros Only) each from the total payout prize.Your prize awards has been insured with your e-mail address pending when your full names and address will be known to us, and thereafter,your winning fund will be transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report
To begin your claim, please contact below your claim agent the foreign service manager of FORTUNA TRUST SEGURIDAD S.A
TEL: +34 657 197 922
FAX: +34 911 414 366
CONTACT PERSON: Sr. Oscar Pedro Gomez
And also be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to (IBERO PROMOTION COMPANY S,A) Because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery on your name, NOTE this 10% will be remitted after you have received your winnings prize because the money is insured in your name already. This promotional program takes place every three years. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our end of year 50 million Euro International lottery
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than the 26th April, 2006. After this date, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondences. You are to keep all lottery informations away from the general public especially your reference and ticket numbers. This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained.
Congratulations on be half of our managements.
Abba M. Abba
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