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From: DR JURGEN UDO <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 13:43:20 +0200
Subject: HIS OR HERS
URO MILLION LOTTERY INT. AG
FLISCHSTR. 44, 67700 FRANKFURT GERMANY
FROM: THE DESK OF MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE.
We are pleased to inform you of the release of the EURO MILLON INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAMME, held on the 11th day of June, 2006.
Your name attached to the ticket number 032-22532881.810 with serial number 4226-19 drew the lucky numbers 19-28-31-40-44-49 which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay US$615,810.00 (SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED AND TEN US DOLLARS) in cash credited to file REF NO.EMS/475901/05. This is from a total cash prize of US$5,368.770.00 (FIVE MILLION, THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY EIGHT THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY US DOLLARS) Shared among the seventeen international winners in the category 1&3. CONGRATULATIONS.
Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured to your name. Due to mixed up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award top secret from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking of advantage of this program by participants.
All participants were selected through computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Europe, South Pacific, Asia, Middle East and North America as a part of our international promotion program which we conduct once every year. We hope with a part of your prize, you will take part in our end of year high stake US$1.3 billion international Lottery.
To begin your claims, please contact your claims agent, DR.WILLIAMS POPKES the Foreign Service manager of PROGUARD SECURITY COMPANY SA onTel:0049-180-548-202-697-15
Or Email address:email@example.com
for processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember all prize money must be claimed not later than 11th Day of July, 2006. After this date, all funds will be returned to the Ministry of finance as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch number in every correspondence with us or your Agent Furthermore should there be any change of address do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
You will be paying 5% (five percent) of your total prize money to the agent after you receive the money.
Congratulations again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part of our promotion program.
URO MILLION LOTTERY INT. AG