Imagine my surprise when in my email InBox I found this:
!!!CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A WINNER!!!.
My first thought was that some vendor or customer had seen the news about my IMAGE OF WELDING award, and was sending salutations.
And then I read on…
The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Promotion Department of the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite lottery, Netherlands, wishes to congratulate you on your success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER in this years’ SWISS-LOTTO Satellite lottery Netherlands International Promotion (SLP) .The late notice was due to mix up email addresses, no tickets were sold, and you were randomly selected as a winner.
This comes with a prize of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euro (Ђ750,000) Euros in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite Software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked randomly by Software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.
Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promotion is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO NETHERLANDS organization. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our Computerized Email Selection System (C.E.S.S.) from a database of over a million email addresses from the World Wide Web. Each email address was attached to a ticket number and your email address with ticket number: KY/098/HG/7BN was randomly selected as the star prize winner amongst other consolation prize winners.
Your email address, attached to Ref number 18, 43, 5, 7, 14, 17 with Serial number SLN/2378-32 drew the lucky Numbers 56, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of Ђ 750,000 Euros.( Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros).
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In View of this, your Ђ 750,000 Euros will be released to you by our accredited claims agent located in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your winning funds as soon as you contact them.
To file for your claim, kindly fill the verification form below and send it to the accredited Claims Manager, Mr. Luis Johnson of the claims department through email, stating your receipt of this notification. He has been mandated to offer you assistance and facilitate the urgent delivery of your prizes.