" After a successful completion of the third category draws of EGOLI LOTTERY, held on 25TH SEPTEMBER 2004, we are pleased to inform you of the official announcement today, 28TH SEPTEMBER 2004, that you have emerged one of the winners of the EGOLI LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS"...
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THIRD CATEGORY WINNER
After a successful completion of the third category draws of EGOLI LOTTERY, held on 25TH SEPTEMBER 2004, we are pleased to inform you of the official announcement today, 28TH SEPTEMBER 2004, that you have emerged one of the winners of the EGOLI LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, which is part of our promotional draws. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our International Promotions Program.
You/Your company, attached to ticket number 459-5-6382, with serial number 14-83 drew the lucky numbers 27, 03, 13, 42, 25, 60, (20), and consequently won in the Third Category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of US$1,900,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for third category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$5,700,000.00 shared among the Three international winners in the Third category.
Your fund is now deposited with COMET FINANCE & INSURANCE LTD, insured in your name. To avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep this award strictly from public notice until the entire process of transfering your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program.
We also wish to bring to your notice our end of year (2004) high stakes where you stand a chance of winning up to US$1.3 billion, we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate.
Please contact your claims agent immediately,to begin your claims process;
MR. TREVOR Mc CARTHY,
CLAIMS DEPT. MANAGER,
COMET FINANCE & INSURANCE LTD.
FAX: +27 115076316
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice.
Remember, you must contact your claims agent not later than 5TH OCTORBER 2004. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers provided below in every one of your correspondence with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: CF-L765-10
BATCH NUMBER: 779-PF
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
EGOLI LOTTERY SA.
#7 LE-ROUX AVE,
Tel: +27 826401382
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claims agent.