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From: "British National Lotteries Commission" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 12:36:27 +0100
Subject: Online British Lottery Winning Notification.
BRITISH LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS
Customer Service Dept:
28 TANFIELD ROAD,
30th April 2006
We happily announce to you the draw of the Online British International Lotteries programs held on the 30th April 2006 in London, United Kingdom. Your E-mail address attached to Ticket Number: 694 75600545 721 with Serial Number 886/04 drew the Lucky Winning Numbers: 07-13-20-27-33-36/48, which subsequently won you the fund in the 2nd Category of this lottery. You are therefore, been Approved to claim a Total Sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in Cash credited to Ref. File: BTL/EU/491OXI/UK/06. This is from the Total Cash prize of US$125.000.000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty-Five Million United States Dollars) shared amongst the first Fifty (50) Lucky Winners in this category.
Last year's Lottery Program Jackpot was the largest ever for the Online British International Lotteries program. The estimated US$125 Million Jackpot would be the Sixth Biggest in the Worldwide Online British Lottery history. The Biggest was the US$365 Million Jackpot that went to 75 (Seventy-five) Winners in a May last year drawing of "The Big Game Mega Millions predecessor".
Please note that your Lucky Winning Numbers failed within our London European Booklet Representative Office in United Kingdom as indicated in our Play Coupon. In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by our Fiduciary Agent in London. Our Agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your fund together with the Award Certificate and the Bank Transfer Documents to you as soon as you make contact with him through his office contact details.
All the participants and Lucky Winners of this fund were selected randomly from the Worldwide Business and/or Trade Journals, Web-Site & Email addresses through Computer Super Ballot Draw System and extracted from over 1.000.000 (One Million) individual Emails, Companies and Corporate Organizations names as listed from their various Country's Trade and Investment Journals in their Web-site from Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, North - South and Central America for this Lottery Award; This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is to avoid double claims amongst other anticipated glitches that may and could lead to your prize being revoked and diverted to another person. "Please be Warned". To file for your claim, kindly contact our Fiduciary Banker Agent with the below details for the processing of your claims:1). Beneficiary's Names in Full:
2). Residential Address:
4). Business/Company's Name:
6). Tel/Moblie Phone/Fax Number:
10).Next of Kin:
11).Ref. File No:
15).Winning Prize Amount:
16).Notification Edition:===================AGENT: MR. MAHONEY McCLARKE
20 C1 RAWTHORN ROAD, LONDON
ED2 3GB UNITED KINGDOM
Fax: 0044-870-1346830To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, kindly quote your Ref. File Numbers in any of your correspondences with us or our designated Agent. Congratulations once more from all the Members & Staffs of the Online British International Lotteries Board Commission of this program. Thanking you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
Mrs Julia Howards.
(Online British Int'l Zonal Co-ordinator Sec)
Mrs. Julia Howards Dr. WoodSmith Andrew Mr. Richardson M. Rudolf
(Zonal Co-ordinator Sec.) (Board Member) (Zonal Co-ordinator)Copyright © 1994-2006 The British National Lottery Inc.
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Pictures of Lottery Jackpot Winners
Online British International Lottery Claimers fromLondon, United Kingdom waiting for last Year's US$365 Million Jackpot.
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