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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:02 PM
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I just won the 2010 End of Year Dutch National Lottery
Good thing I checked my spam folder or I wouldn't have heard about it!

Here's the email:
WINNING NOTIFICATION

We are delighted to inform you of the result of the E-mail address computer
ballot lottery draw of the dutch National lotto bv international program,which
took place on December 2010.This is a computer generated lottery of Internet
users using email addresses for draws.
This lotto draw is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using
their e-mail addresses from different World wide web(www)sites.Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number:275-189-657-23-05 with Serial number 8756-
05 drew the lucky numbers and bonus ball number which subsequently won you the
lottery in the Last category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total
sum of $500,000 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:ILP/HW
47509/02.
This is from the total cash prize of 5,000,000 Million Dollars,shared amongst
the first Ten (10)lucky winners in this category.All participant were selected
randomly through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand-
mail addresses from Canada, Australia, Belgium,Nederland, Arab, United States,
Asia, Europe,Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international
promotions program which is conducted annually.
This Lottery is being promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of Multinational
companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the
communities where they have operational base.Further more your details(e-mail
address) falls within our European representative office in United Kingdom,as
indicated in your play coupon and your prize of $500,000 will be released to
you from our regional branch office in United Kingdom.We hope with part of your
prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion
international draw.Our agent will immediately commence the process to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU QUOTE YOUR BELOW WINNING PARTICULARS WHEN CONTACTING
YOUR AGENT:
Ref: 4758961725Batch:
ALLINC 70564943902/188Winning no:
FGNGB2701/LPRC
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Simply contact your claims agent williams Moore at email:
(williamsmoore.claims@gmail.com<mailto:williamsmoore.claims@gmail.com > ;) Fill this form below and send it to him to file for your claim.
Tel :+447024023767

LOTTERY WINNERS APPLICATION FORM OF PAYMENT.
FULL NAME.................................................
DATE OF BIRTH..................................
SEX..................................
AGE..................................
MARITAL STATUS...................................
NATIONALITY.........................................
ADDRESS...................................
OCCUPATION...........................................
TELEPHONE..........................................
FAX......................................................
EMAIL................
DATE......................................................
WINNER REF/BATCH NO........................
APPROVED FOR PAYMENT.
Please quote your reference,batch and winning number which can be found on the
top left corner of this notification as well as your full name, address and
telephone number to help locate your file easily.For security reasons, we
advice all winners to keep this information confidential(VERY SECRET) from
the public until your claim is processed and your prize money
remitted/released to you.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous
elements,equally to guard against non participant or unofficial personnel
taking undue advantage of this program. Note that, all winnings MUST be claimed
by a STIPULATED TIME(ON OR BEFORE 24TH December 2010); otherwise all funds will
be returned as Unclaimed and eventually be reabsorbed into our next lucky dip
sweepstakes.You must adhere to this instruction strictly, to avoid any delay
with the release of your funds to your person as this program has been abused
in past,hence we are doing our best to forestall further occurrence of false
claims.
Note:You must claim your prize:not later than 20-days from the moment you
receive this e-mail.In order to avoid unnecessary delays with your claim from
the bank;
If you receive this mail as junk or spam,please do not disregard it was due to
network failure
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!

Yours in service,
Sincerely,
Dilip Dutt
Online coordinator
for DUTCH NATIONAL LOTTERY
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:11 PM
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1. I'm trying to figure out how that ended up in your spam folder. Maybe the government put it there?
:shrug:
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:42 PM
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2. Good question
My guess is that went into the spam folder because it is spam.
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redirish28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:20 PM
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3. I thought U.S. citizens couldn't claim winnings from another country's lotto
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 09:23 PM by redirish28
something about it being illegal?


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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:00 PM
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4. It's very important to have them take any carrying charges out of
your winnings rather than pay them yourself. Congratulations!!
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 08:00 PM
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5. That's nothing
I got an email from the FBI telling me it was ok to collect my winnings. Came in my spam box too.
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