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From: National Coordinator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: "National Coordinator" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 17:26:51 EEST
Subject: Dear Recipient
FROM: THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the Second Category draws of UK NATIONAL LOTTERY GAMES. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were held prior to your notification .
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.
You/Your company email id, attached to ticket number 6422-5-486, with serial number 59-18 drew the lucky numbers (03-15-21-22-36-47-(27) and consequently won in the
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of £1,500000 (one million five hundred thousand great britain pounds sterling) each, which is the winning payout for Category" A" winners. This is from the total prize money of £3,000,000 shared among the 2 winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited with our transfer Bank Lloyds TSB Bank plc, London ,and insured in your name. In your best interest and also to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account.This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants of this program.
We also wish to bring to your notice our end of year premium stakes draw where you stand a chance of winning up to £50 million; we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate in it.
Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice:
TAKE NOTE: Send your email to Mr edward clapton: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are advised to contact our agents by email and/or fax within a week of receiving this notice. Failure to do so may warrant disqualification.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your reference numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in every one of your correspondence with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: TGA-4GA-65389
You can go to our online result site to confirm the Value of your winnings and also get a prize breakdown:-http://www.national-lottery.com/results.asp
Congratulations once again from all our staff and my self thank you for being part of our promotional program.
THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY GAMES
JAN LUYKENSTRAAT 59
1071 CS LONDON
THE UNITED KINGDOM
N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail box. Contact your claims agent immediately.
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