We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 23rd ofJuly, 2004."...
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FROM: UNIVERSAL STAKES LOTTERY
REF NUMBER: 014/060/532
BATCH NUMBER: 762901-PCD03
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
Lottery Winners International programs held on the 23rd
ofJuly, 2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number 27522465896-6453 with serial number 3772-554
drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently
won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of 2,000,000 (EUROS )
(TWO MILLION EUROS) CONGRATULATIONS!!!
For security purpose and clarity, we advise that you
keep your winning information confidential until your
claims have been processed and your money remitted to
you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
by some participants. All participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from over
20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email
addresses and names from a ll over the world. This
promotional program takes place every year. This
lottery was promoted and sponsored by eminent
personalities like the Sultan of Brunei. We look
forward to your active participation in our next year
USD50 million slot.
You are requested to contact our clearance office to
assist you with the claim and transfer of your
winnings fund into your instructed account Email
address: email@example.com Note that all winnings must be claimed not later than
one month. After this date all unclaimed funds will be
null and void. Please note in order to avoid
unnecessary delays and complications, remember to
quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any
change of address do inform our agent as soon as
Congratulations once more and thank you for being part
of our promotional program.
NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE
BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE.