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From: Snr.Leal.A.Alvarez. <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 13:34:46 +0200
Subject: COCA-COLA PROMOTION WINNING NOTIFICATION
C/CORDORA NO 21 PLANTA 2-A
28204 MADRID SPAIN
May 29th 2006
Dear Lucky Winner,
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY SEASONAL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual
final draws of Coca-Cola España Zone D2, MAD Annual Promo.
The online Coca-Cola España Zone D2, MAD Annual Promo draws was
conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of
59,531 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an
advanced automated random computer search from the internet. However,
no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different
ticket numbers for representation and privacy.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as
one of five winners in the third category for the second prize with the
Ref No: ESPSA/941OZI/06/SHYN
Zonal Draw No: MAD2-006
Grand Draw No: 75099
You as well as the other winners are therefore to receive a cash prize
of 705,253 (SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIVE THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY
THREE EUROS) each from the total payout.
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting the requirements, statutory
obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report.
To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised
to contact our licensed and accredited claims agent/security company
for SECOND category winners with the information below: You are also
advised to give the following informations to the claim's agent via email
1. Full Name and Address:
3.Tel and Fax number:
5.Your Reference and Batch number.
Contact: Dr.Francisco Gonzalez,
COCA COLA PROMO CLAIMS AGENT
Foreign Services Manager, Payment and Release Order Dept.
Phone: +34- 677715512
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed within 10 days from today. After
this date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake.Remember
to quote your reference information in all correspondence with your
claims agent. You are to keep all lotto information away from the general
public especially your reference and ticket numbers. (This is important
as a case of double claims will not be entertained).
Members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to
participate in this program.
Thank you and congratulations!!!
COCA COLA Games/Lottery Coordinator.