Is this for real?...I am 99.999999% (This is about the number of digits in the "prize" money.) certain that this is a scam...I haven't responded to it, and I had my finger on the delete button...but the "greedy" in me had to do a little bit more research...I tried (As I usually do with highly suspicious claims.) to run a search on the Snopes website, but no results were displayed...so here I am...any suggestions? ...Kevin. I received the following...
announcement today, 20th may 2010 as one of the lucky winners of
The UK NATIONAL e-lottery Draws held on the 13th of November 2006 as
part of our e-business promotional draws end. Participants in the draws
were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2, 500, 000
email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia,
Australia, Europe, and Middle East, as part of our electronic Business
Promotions Program. You qualified for the draw as a result of your
visiting various websites we are running the Electronic-business
promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached with REFERENCE
NUMBER: UKNEL-PF23-711W-9, BATCH NUMBER: 46-184-WAN with serial Number
215-18 drew the lucky numbers 06, 13, 26, 33, 43, 46. And consequently won
the 20th may 2010 draw. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum
pay out of US$1, 500, 000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for First
category winners. This is from the total prize money of
US$10, 500, 000.00 shared among the seven winners in the First category.
Your winnings should be claimed from our Caims Department.
Due to the mix that may arise from emails of winners and numbers,
we ask that you keep this award strictlyfrom public notice until
your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope
with a part of your prize, you will participate in our third quarter of
year (2010) high stakes US$1.1 billion International Lottery. To begin
your claim, please contact our paying agent who also will be your claim
MR Terry Woodgate
TEL: +44 702 402 8509
For due processing and remittance of your prize money, remember you
must contact your claim agent not later than 15th of june 2010 after
this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers provided below in
every one of your correspondences with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: UKNEL-PF23-711W-9, BATCH NUMBER: 46-184-WAN.
Also to begin your Claim sends to your claims agent the following
information by email.
1) YOUR BATCH AND REFFERENCE NUMBERS
2) AMOUNT WON.
3) YOUR FULL NAME.
4) YOUR ADDRESS.
5) A COPY OF YOUR ID (PASSPORT OR DRIVERS LISCENCE).
6) CONTACT DETAILS, (MOBILE PHONE NUMBER AND FAX NUMBER).
7) SERIAL NUMBERS.
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being
part of our promotions program.
MRS. SUSAN M. CLAIR.
THE DIRECTOR PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
result to disqualification.