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From: Microsoft Word Lottery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2007 5:50:18 AM
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION : CONGRATULATIONS!!!
FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
MICROSOFT WORD LOTTERY,UK
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of
winners of the MSW MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS
held on the 2nd of April, 2007.
Your company or your personal e-mail address, is attached
to winning number 20-12DEC-2005-02MSW, with serial number
S/N-00168 drew the lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-10-83, and
consequently won in the first lottery category. You have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
£500,000.00 GBP ( FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING)
credited to file REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937.
This is from total prize money of £2,500,000.00 GBP,
shared among the Five (5)international winners in this
category. All participants were selected through our
microsoft computer ballot system drawn form 21,000
names,3,000 names from each continent, as part of
International "E-MAIL" Promotions Program, which is
conducted annually for our prominent MS WORD user all over
the world, and for the continuous use of E-mail.
We are sorry to let you know that our site is still under
construction, as we are updating our site. Your fund has
been deposited in an escrow account and insured with your
REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937 and your E-mail address, Please
note that, you are to contact us via email and not phone
as we are promoting the use of E-mail, any communications
with this office should be by mail, You have the right to
call the bank, as we will provide you with the necessary
details on how to claim your prize. You are to keep your
ref. number and batch number from the public, until you
have been processed and your money remitted to your
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming and the act of scamming people of their ref
number and prizes. We hope with a part of your prize, you
will participate in our year high stakes US$1.3 billion
To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the
claims department by email for processing and remittance
of your prize money to you. The claims officer contact
Name: Mrs. Vanessa White Scott
AND PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO FILL AND SEND THE BELOW
INFORMATIONS REQUIRED TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE TO YOUR
*DATE OF BIRTH*
*WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS*
*REF/ BATCH NUMBERS*
*TOTAL AMOUNT WON*
Upon receipt of the duly requested data,I will send you
the contact information of the payment office so you can
proceed with effecting the release of your claim in anyway
you deem fit, submit back immediately.Remember that all
prize money must be claimed not later than 31st of March,
2007. All funds not claimed on or before the fixed date
will be forfeited.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please remember to quote your reference and
batch numbers in all correspondences with your claims
officer. Do not reply any other mails like this on net as
they are alot of scam artist out there pretending to be
us. You may see mails like this do not reply. Do contact
your claims officer Mrs. Vanessa White Scott at once by
email. You will be asked to provide some details to enable
us proceed file keeping.PLEASE KEEP THIS CONFIDENTIAL.
Sir David Alberto.
For Ms Word lottery Uk.
NOTE: Do not reply this mail. You are to contact your
claims officer immediately.