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From: "lugafib cliam25" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 18:12:31 +0200
Subject: LOTTERY AWARD INTERNATIONAL
SOUTH AFRICA WORLD CUP
FREE LOTTERY DRAWUNIVERSAL LOTTERY SA,
Universal Building, 210-211
Park Hurst,Balfour-Unit 1440
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA.(CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WINNING)
We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 World cup Bid Lottery Award International programs held in Zurich, Switzerland.Your E-mail address attached to ticket number: B9665 75604546 199 with! Serial number 97560 drew the winning: 60/84/27/17/36, which subsequently won you the lottery award in the 2nd category. Your name have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2 M (TWO MILLOIN United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KPC/9030108308/03 .This is from a total cash prize of US$32,000,000.000 (Thirty two million United States dollars) shared among the first 400 lucky winners in this category world-wide. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery Booklet representative offices in South Africa as indicated in the play coupon. In view of this, your US$2 M (TWO MILLION United States Dollars) Would be released through the assistance of our agent in South Africa Immediately he commences the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site Through computer draw system and extracted from over 100, 000, 00 companies and individual emails address world wide.
The lottery program took place to promote South Africa's 2010 world cup Award. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning Information confidential till your claims are 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 you are advised to file for your claim immediately through our Agent DR.JERRY JABU, Immediately you received this message because you Stand a risk of loosing the prize if you fail to claim within a month from the day you received this notification.CONTACT(DR. JERRY JABU,)YOUR CLAIM AGENT.ON PHONE NO. +27-834211556email:THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY. AND SUPPORTED BY:(F餩ration Internationale de Football Association) FIFA SUPPORT
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