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From: "Mrs. Teresa Allan." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 12:38:18 +0000
Subject: NATIONAL LOTTERY LUCKY PROGRAM #900
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
P O BOX 1010 LIVERPOOL
TEL/FAX: + (44) 703 192 9657NATIONAL LOTTERY LUCKY PROGRAM #900You Have Just Won
(Eight Hundred And Twenty Thousand United States Dollar)CONGRATULATIONS!CALL NOW TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE
CALL 24HRS, 7 DAYS A WEEK, INCLUDING SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS
Call NowBar.Cliff Alexander@
+ 27 73 3756625
E-mail@CS No: 680 NCA 85900
Ref No: EAASL/94-6OYI-04
Batch No: 11/6/DC34 BBN
Zonal Draw No: GMLA2-005
Grand Draw No: 900WINNING NOTIFICATIONDear Sir/Madam,We are happily to announce to you winner of the draw of the Euro-Afro- American Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on Sat February 17th 2007 in Liverpool United Kingdom. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number B9564 75604545 188 with serial number 97560 drew the winning 2-9-22-23-24-30 bonus ball 5 which subsequently won you the lottery in the second category.(ct.02).You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$820,000.00 (Eighty Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file EAASL 30/10/02/0P1. This is from a total cash prize of US $1100,000,00 Million United States Dollars, shared amongst the first One Hundred and Thirty Four (134) lucky winners in this category worldwide.Please note that you’re lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Southern Africa as indicated in your play coupon and your winning prize has been insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC).In view of this, your US$820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you immediately you contact our agent office in Southern Africa where your winning number falls.To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding agent in Southern Africa immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund.Contact information:Bar.Cliff AlexanderRegional Manager
Overseas Subscribers Agents Africa
16th Floor SABC Radio Park Building
Henley Road Auckland Park
101 ZA-2006 Johannesburg
Tel: + 27 73 3756625
Email:email@example.comPlease be warned : 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 part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.Please be informed that you should claim your winning prize on or before March 31th 2007 To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with our designated agents or us.Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of Euro-Afro-American-Sweepstake Lottery.Yours Sincerely,Mrs. Teresa Allan.
United Kingdom Zonal Co-coordinator.Mr. Richard Watson
United Kingdom Zonal Secretary General.John Branscombe
Director of Security and Facilities.
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