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From: "Mr. Anthonio Gomez" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 00:34:15 +0200
Subject: 2010 LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMME.
*LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMME*
*FROM NATIONAL ONLINE LOTTERY HQ.*
*SOUTH AFRICAN 2010 WORLD CUP LOTTERY AWARD.
LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS: 31, BRITON COURT,
KEMPSTON PARK, JOHANNESBURG.*
*TICKET NUMBER: 7533-421
SERIAL NUMBER: 67739252
BATCH NUMBER : 14/0017/IPD*
*DRAWS NUMBERS: 7-36-43-18-24-46-9*
* AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:*
*We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited results of
the South African 2010 World cup Bid award INTERNANTIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION
held in Zurich, Switzerland on the 4TH OF DECEMBER, 2006.Your name attached
to ticket number 7533-421 with serial number 67739252 drew the lucky numbers
7-36-43-18-24-46-9 which consequently won in the first 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
*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 fund remitted to your nominated bank account,as this is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage
of the situation by other participants or impersonators.**All participants
were selected through a computer ballots system drawn from 65,000
names,companies and individual email addresses from
Europe,Asia,Australia,North America, Caribean, Africa And New Zealand as
part of our international program.**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 SOUTH AFRICA on
TEL:+27-83-3557-121,FAX:+27-11-5076-933 and EMAIL=[
denisthembanetlotto@UnionPlus.net ] 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 SOUTH AFRICAN citizen. Remember, all prize money must be
claimed not later than 24TH of APRIL, 2007.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
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,
DIRECTOR OF ADMIN.
[image: Nelson Mandela]
[image: 2010 Soccer World Cup logo - Reuters]
Congratulations from the Staff & Members of the
National Lottery Board Commission
[image: Savery, Aldwin] [image: Abraham,
Mr James Nkomo Mr. Rudolf P. Markhams
Mrs. Rosemary Moyo
(Zonal Co-ordinator Sec.) (Zonal Co-ordinator)
[image: You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize]
Copyright (c) 1994-2006 The National Online Lottery Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline
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*THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSURED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY. AND SUPPORTED
BY: (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) FIFA SUPPORT .*