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Yay! I’m Rich!

In my mailbox today:

FROM:THE PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
SWISS UNION INTERNATIONAL
ELGORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA LOTTERIA
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND.
Email: FTATLANTICSERVICES@WHIPMAIL.COM

REF NUMBER: SUL/653/029/03
BATCH NUMBER: AT-040-SB06-03
DATE: 24TH FEB 2004

Dear Sir/Madam,
We are pleased to inform you that as a result of our recent lottery draws held on the 12th of February 2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 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 7,000,000 (Euros) (Seven Million Euros only)

Note that all participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei, bill gates of Microsoft Inc and other corporate organizations. This is to encourage the use of the Internet and computers worldwide.

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 claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. We look forward to your active participation in our next year USD50 million slot.

You are requested to contact our Lottery coordinator below to assist you with your winnings and subsequent payments. All winnings must be claimed not later than one month after the date of this notice. 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 possible. 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.

Sincerely yours,

MR. STEVE BROWN.
(LOTTERY COORDINATOR)

Since I’ve been working and looking for a new place to live all week, I think I’ll celebrate my new wealth with a few episodes of South Park season III. Actually, I’ve found a new place to live, but I’ll tell you about that later.

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22 Comments

  1. what a bummer. I was sure this was for real. but then again I sent all my savings to Nigeria. I guess the postal service is a bit late because I haven’t seen my money yet.
    :-P

  2. Unfortunately, I won only 2,700,000 Euros, but with exactly the same numbers. I’ll change all these Euros in Dollars, because then I will have more than 3,000,000. ;-)

  3. I just received the same email announcing my winnings but my suspicions were strong so I made a research in Internet and found many other winners with the same ticket number. I wonder where this leads to ?

  4. Has anyone followed up on this ?. Would sure like to know what “they” require, from you, to collect your winnings. I’m too much of a coward to try, after crashes from picking up viruses.

  5. The scam gets some greedy ignorant ppl because they actually are that naiive to send these criminals the $800 to “insure” and send their “WINNINGS”.???
    The real ELGORDO Spanish Lottery advices”If you dont have a Ticket you purchased YOU CANT WIN A LOTTERY.”

  6. I got this e-mail and almost believed it until I asked them to validate themselves and they couldn’t do it.I’m glad I am a skeptic cause if not my money would have been gone.