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From: MR ANTHONIO GOMEZ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 20:41:20 +0200
Subject: LOTTERY AWARD NOTIFICATION.FINAL NOTICE.
uromillones lotería international
CALLE PIVON Y SANCHEZ NO 8 2B
28014, MADRID, SPAIN.
FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
RE:AWARD NOTIFICATION,FINAL NOTICE.
We are pleased to inform you of the release of the results of the EUROMILLONES SPANISH SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on the 3rd of MARCH, 2006,organised by our marketing department to promote and encourage international participation in our begin of year high stake lottery.
Your name attached to ticket number 7533-421 with serial number 67739252 drew the lucky numbers 12-36-43-18-24-46-29 which consequently won in the 3rd category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump payout of 1,800,10,.00(ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED AND TEN EUROS) in cash credited to file REF NO:EGS/2551256003/01. CONGRATULATIONS!.
Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured in your name alone, due to mixed up of some numbers and names,we ask you to keep your prize tracking number very confidential until your claim has been processed and your won fund remitted to your nominated bank account,as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming.
All participants were selected through a computer ballots system drawn from 65,000 names from Europe,North America,Asia,Australia Caribean, Africa And New Zealand as part of our international program which we conduct once every year.We hope that with a part of your prize, you will take part in our up coming new year high stake 3.8 billion International lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent,DENIS THEMBA, Foreign Operation Manager, ALLIANCE PROMOTION COMPANY S.A on TEL:+27-83-3557-121,FAX:+27-11-5076-933 and EMAIL=[ email@example.com ] for processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated bank account of your choice.
NOTE: A payment of tax clearance fee is required from every beneficary who is not a SPAINISH citizen. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 22th AUGUST 2006.After this date all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed. Also,for your information ,5% of your prize money belongs to your claim agent as a part of their commission.This commission will be paid to ALLIACE PROMOTION COMPANY S.A, only after you have received your fund in your designated bank account.
NOTE:In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every of your correspondence with your agent.Enclosed with this letter is a copy of payment processing form which you will fill and fax to your claims agent .
MR ANTHONIO GOMEZ