"We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, December,2004 of winners of the SCIENTIFIC GAME PROMO LOTTERY; THE NETHERLANDS / INTERNATIONAL, PROGRAMS held on 30th of October, 2004."...
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POWERBALL INTERNATIONAL BV PROMO/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
ADDRESS: KRUISLAAN 408, 1098 SJ , AMSTERDAM - THE NETHERLANDS.
RE / AWARD NOTIFICATION / PROCESSMENT ADVICE: BBG
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, December,2004 of winners of the SCIENTIFIC GAME PROMO LOTTERY; THE NETHERLANDS / INTERNATIONAL, PROGRAMS held on 30th of October, 2004. Your email address attached to ticket number 56475600545188, with serial number 5388/02 , and consequently won the lottery in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved of a lump sum pay out of US$500,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) in credited to file REF NO. SGIL/763276/03. This is from total prize money of U $4,400,000.00 shared among the seventeen international winners in 1st-3rdcategories.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn form 25,000 company email addresses and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, North America and Asia as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.
Your fund is now in custody of a financial Security company insured in your FILE REFERENCE. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. This lottery program was promoted by our group of philanthropist headed by Mr. Bill Gates.
We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes US$10,000,000 million Dollars International Lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact your file/claim officer:
Mr. martins taylor OF POWERBALL. INTERNATIONAL BV. (AMSTERDAM - THE NETHERLANDS).
On TEL: 0031-621-987-260
Please be adviced that non-residence of the NETHERLAND will be required to funished this organization with affidavit of lotto clam/court clerance certificate there in the NETHERLAND pro to the NETHERLAND gaming board regulatory payment policy.
please be aware that your Paying Authority will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by our processing Agent; that would be designated to your file. For due processment and remittance of your winning prize to your designated account of your choice. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 21st December, 2004. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent.
Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once again from our team of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is AUTOMATICALY DISQUALIFIED.
Veronica Van Bosch (Mrs.)