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Thread #59418   Message #1212830
Posted By: Rapparee
23-Jun-04 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Because I'm a caring, sensitive sort of guy who wouldn't dream of gloating over his new-found wealth, I'll make the announcement here.

I received this in by email today:
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"UK LOTTO

                140 NORTHAMPTON ROAD
                EC1R 0HB LONDON
                UNITED KINGDOM


FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS
MANAGER,INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD
DEPARTMENT,REF: NBM44125677 AND BATCH NO: 31/107/AY.

ATTENTION: Sir/Madam,

             RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement of winners of the UK LOTTO/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on 26th FEBUARY 2004 as part of our yearly bonanza. You or your company, attached to ticket number
1416-4612-750, with serial number 3187-17 drew the lucky numbers 31-17-8-28-55, and consequently won the lottery in the "A" category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$5,500,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO. REF: NBM44125677. This is from total prize money of US$16,500,000.00 shared among the Three (3) international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form 25,000 names from Middle East, Asia, Africa,Canada,Europe and North America and Oceania as part our International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is now deposited with CORPORATE   SECURITIES CO, a security House. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has
been processed and your money remitted to your account.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 you prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes US$1.1 billion International Lottery. To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent;
       MR. PETER SMITH,
       CLAIMS AGENT
       UK LOTTO ..
       140 NORTHAMPTON ROAD,
       EC1R 0HB LONDON,
       UNITED KINGDOM.
       Email: peter_smith@mail2world.com

For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claim agent not later than 4th of August, 2004.After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. All correspondences to MR.PETER SMITH, by mail,should have this EMAIL sent along with it and also, your FULL NAMES, ADDRESS, YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE and your EMAIL ADDRESS to which this email is sent,should be clearly and BOLDLY WRITTEN IN YOUR RESPONSE with your claims agent.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent. Furthermore,should there be any
change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.

Sincerely,

MRS. MELISSA STONE.
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
UK LOTTO .
140 NORTHAMPTON ROAD,
EC1R 0HB LONDON,
UNITED KINGDOM.

N.B.   Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claim agent."
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I will, of course, share my good fortune with other MOABites.

This is sooooooooooo exciting I've wet my pants several times, and when I first read the email, in those immortal words from the play Oh Dad, poor dad, Momma's hung you in the closet and I'm feeling so sad", "I laughed and giggled and went sticky-wet." What's REALLY exciting about it is that I haven't been in the UK since 1997 and I don't buy lottery tickets! One of the UK 'Catters must have bought it for in my name as an anonymous gift.

Anyway, if the regular MOABites will let me know when they'll be in the area I'll be certain to have their can of beer ready for them.