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From: On Line <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:10:55 +0200
Subject: LOTTO WINNING NOTIFICATION
National Lottery United Kingdom
Spectrum Money Mart United Kingdom
No.1a-Bexon Court Carlton
Nottingham Shire Nottingham NG4 1SQ Essex PO Box 1010 United Kingdom
(7 src="http://www.lotto.co.uk/images/lotto_balls/lotto/lotto_7.gif) (15 src="http://www.lotto.co.uk/images/lotto_balls/lotto/lotto_15.gif) (19 src="http://www.lotto.co.uk/images/lotto_balls/lotto/lotto_19.gif) (23 src="http://www.lotto.co.uk/images/lotto_balls/lotto/lotto_23.gif) (37 src="http://www.lotto.co.uk/images/lotto_balls/lotto/lotto_37.gif) (48 src="http://www.lotto.co.uk/images/lotto_balls/lotto/lotto_48.gif) Bonus Ball: (45 src="http://www.lotto.co.uk/images/lotto_balls/lotto/lotto_45.gif)
From Mis teresa allan We happily announce to you the draw of the British Lottery International programs held on the 30th APRIL.2008 in London.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 694 75600545 721 with Serial number 886/04 drew the lucky numbers: 07,15,19,23,37,48 (45) which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You are therefore, been approved to claim a total sum of £420,000,00.( Four Hundred & Twenty Thousand, Pounds) in cash credited to file, RPC/9080118308/04.This is from a total cash prize of £Four millon one hundred & ten thousand Pounds, shared amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category. This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for British Lottery .The estimated £125 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in U.K. history.The biggest was the £6 million jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of The Big Game, Mega Millions' predecessor. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your £420,000,00. .( Four Hundred & Twenty Thousand, Pounds) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in South Africa.Our agent in South Africa will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him . All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies.This promotiontakes place annually. 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 a part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.Note that this program was largely promoted and sponsored by a group of philanthropist, industrialists from the internet hardware industry and some other big multinational firms who wish to be anonymous. OUR SPONSORS(The National Lottery Logo)
Please be warned.To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent with the below details for processing of your claims. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below citing the batch and reference numbers to this letter. Ref No: BTL/491OX1/04, Batch No: 12/25/0304,Telephone lines are open between the hours of 7.00am - 7.30pm on Monday through Friday. CALL OR CONTACT CLAIM OFFICE THROUGH EMAIL AGENT. DEVON LEE Contact Our Customer Service UnitAgent : Mr Devon LeeTel: 27 731815660Email: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] [mailto:email@example.com]Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]Overseas Subscribers Agents
Freedom Park Building Unit 1440
Johannesburg (Gauteng) 2001
Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. CONGRATULATIONS !!!
At your disposal, we remain.Very Truly Yours,
Mis teresa allanZonal CoordinatorDr.richmond Davis
United Kingdom Zonal Secretary General. LAST WINNERS ON XANGA WEB BRITISH LOTTERY
(You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize)Copyright Â© 1994-2006 The Xanga web & British National Lottery Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline 77635 476378 255667460 CLAIMS PROCESSING FORM;FILL THE BELOW FORM AND FORWARD TO YOUR CLAIMING AGENT IN AFRICA!1). FULL NAME: ______________________________________________________________2).NATIONALITY: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4). SEX: ______________________________________________________________ 5). MARITAL STATUS: _______________________________________________________________ 6).CONTACT ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________7).TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________________________________________________________8).OCCUPATION: ________________________________________________________________ 9).WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS_______________________________________________________10).WINNING NUMBER: __________________________________________________________11). TOTAL AMOUNT WON:______________________________________________________________ (The National Lottery Logo).
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