Microsoft Corporation Word Lottery / lottery board
i receive this mail five days back ,can i know is this scam.
MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD
FROM THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS
MANAGER INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD DEPARTMENT, MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY USA
Winning no: GB8701/LPRC
We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the 30th NOV, 2007 from the Microsoft International Lottery programme. Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses from different sites.Your email address was attached to ticket number; 17212, serial number [protected].This batch draws the lucky numbers of
and bonus number , which consequently won the lottery in the second category.
You are hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of US$1,700,000 (ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file Ref: ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category.
All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by the Microsoft Co-operation World wide as part of their social responsibility for the eradication of poverty and to promote the use of internet world wide.
Further more your details (e-mail address) falls within our Africa representative office in Nigeria as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of USD$1,700,000 will be released to you from our regional branch office in Nigeria. We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw. Your Winning fund of USD$1,700.000 (ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) has been insured and locked to your account with the Paying Bank with REF NO: MSW-L/[protected] and will be ready to be released or delivered to you when you are through with the official process involved.
It will be delivered to you by our Claim Officer in charge of Nigeria zone (DR AHMED RAZAQ). Your E-mail address should be used in all correspondence with your claims officer, you are to contact your claims officer via email as we are promoting the use of INTERNET. Also you have the right to call him to confirm your winning Details. Please note that we have instructed that you will receive your prize money in full of USD$1,700,000 as we have locked your prize money to your Account. Therefore you should make sure that your Account is Normalized by the Government of United Kingdom before the Release of your Prize Money to you.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
Simply contact our Claims Officer
DR AHMED KUMAR ; email@example.com
Phone No: +234-[protected] to file for your claim .
Please make sure that you quote your reference, batch and winning numbers 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 from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note, all winnings MUST be claimed within 25 days from the date of this notification. Unclaimed funds will be returned to the national treasury for our next draw.
(CHIEF RESEARCH OFFICER)
Congratulations, once more from the entire Management and Staff of Microsoft Cooperation to all our lucky winners this year. Thank you for being part of this promotional lottery program. Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gate of Microsoft and all his Associates for alliviating poverty round the World.
Mrs. Basheera Abubakar
LOTTERY SPONSORS: CHIEF SPONSORS;
MICROSOFT CORPORATION UK, MICROSOFT CORPORATION AFRICA,
MICROSOFT CORPORATION USA, MICROSOFT CORPORATION ASIA.
Dr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations),
Mr. Franklyn Van Der Weijden (Manager Domestic Finance Operations),
Dr. James Williams (Director International Credit Department),
Mrs. Sandra Murphy (Executive),
Mr. Michael Cole (Executive),
Mr. Stephen Boer (Attorney of finance)