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"YOU ARE AMONG THE LUCKY WINNERS -[Thu, 11 May 2006 22:56:42 +0000]":
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
TAKARAKUJI JUMBO DRAWS, TOKYO, JAPAN.
Category B Prize Winner!!!!!
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today, You are among the winners of the JAPAN EMAIL LOTTO PROMOTION; Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
Note that you/your email address qualified for the draw. as a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 343-221-8756, with serial number 454-17 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and Bonus number 12 and consequently you won in the Second Category of the JAPAN FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.
Your winning Ticket is Number. 343-221-8756
Your Serial Number. 454-17
Your lucky draw Numbers are. 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 Bonus Number 12 Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L/GMSA
You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of US$500,000,00 in cash, which is the winning amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$2,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS! Please be informed that your CHEQUE of the sum of US$500,000.00 is now with TRANSGLOBE FINANCE LOTTERY AGENCY insured with your email address, which won you this prize, therefore you should contact (TRANSGLOBE FINANCE LOTTERY AGENCY) your agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your CHEQUE under your full names.
To begin your claim, please call your claim agent immediately.
MRS. LISA CHUNG
FOREIGN SERVICES MANAGER,
TRANSGLOBE FINANCE LOTTERY AGENCY
ADDRESS: HABOUR BUILDING, 35 MARINA STREET BEIJING
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and other information provided above and below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent. Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
VICE PRESIDENT INT.PROMOTIONS