Friday, May 19, 2006

I Just Won the Lottery!!!

I know I promised a different tale, but this has to take precedence. I'm completely stunned and shocked even as I type this. Here I was, minding my own business this morning when what should come in the ol' email but the following notification:

The National Lottery
P O Box 1290
Madrid, Espana

Ref: ES/9420X2/70
Batch: 074/05/ZY345

FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION:

BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to notify you the draw (#1078) of the ESPANA NATIONAL LOTTERY, Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on 17th May 2006. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of Africa, and North & South America as part of our international promotions programme conducted twice in a week to encourage prospective overseas entries. The internet emailing diea was used, since most people do are not able to purchase tickets and play outside the Espana. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots.

The result of our computer draw (#1078) selected your name and email address attached to e-ticket number: 56475612545 187 with Serial number 5368/03 drew the lucky numbers: 05-06-07-18-28-40 (Bonus Ball 12) which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. Match 6. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 763,392 (Seven Hundred And Sixty Three Thousand, Three Hundred And Ninety Two Euros) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/07.This is from a total cash prize of 4,580,352 (Four Million, Five Hundred And Eighty Thousand, Three Hundred And Fifty Two Euros) shared amongst 6 lucky winners in this category i.e. Match 6.

Your prize award has been insured in your email and is ready for claims. To begin your claims, you are advised to expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners for the processing of your winning and remittances to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with.

This promotion takes place weekly. 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 763,392 (Seven Hundred And Sixty Three Thousand, Three Hundred And Ninety Two Euros) will be released to you by our fiduciary agent in ESPANA.Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice.

Our payment unit will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below sending the batch and reference numbers and these information’s below for quick verifications and release of funds between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday through Sunday.

Overseas Claims/Espana Payment Unit
Contact Person: Mr.John Hoffman
Email: crystalline_544@yahoo.es
Phone: 01134 692 500 019
Fax: 01134 648 066 034

Enclosed with this letter is also a payment processing form which you should complete and fax or Email to your claims agent, CRYSTAL LINE SECURITY NETWORK S.A. Fax:+34 648 066 034.

Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Any lottery double claim dedected by our monitoring committee will lead to the espana national lottery cancelling the winnings. Making a loss for both the real winner, and the fake (intended) claimer.

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

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
At your disposal, I remain.
Very Truly Yours,
Sir Candid Walker.
Lottery Co-ordinator.
P O Box 1290
MADRID, ESPANA

Warning!!!: Fraudulent emails are circulating that appears to be using National Lottery addresses, but are not from The National Lottery. PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO: CUSTOMER CARE/COMPLAINTS DEPT:
© 2006 ESPANA National Lottery. All rights reserved.




CRYSTAL LINE SECURITY NETWORK S.A.
LEASING, COMMISSION AGENTS, SOLE REPRESENTATIVES, SECURITY SERVICES.
AVENIDA DE LA ALBUFERA Nº 35, 28038 MADRID. ESPAÑA.
TEL: 011-34-692 500 019, FAX: 011-34-648 066 034
LOTTERY PAYMENTS PROCESSING FORM
(COMPLETE THIS FORM AND SEND BACK TO C.L.S.N. S.A.)


YOUR REF:………………………………………………..…..BATCH Nº: ..........................

DATE: ……………………………………………….…………TOTAL PRICE WON...……………………………………...…

NAME: …………………………………...………….…………MIDDLE NAME: ...............................................

(LAST NAME): ………………………………….……………………DATE OF BIRTH: .....................................

HOME ADDRESS: ……………………………………………………….. .STATE: ...........................................

ZIP CODE:…………………..………COUNTRY:………………………..NATIONALITY:................................

TELEPHONE:……………………………………………………………..FAX: ………………………………....................

E-MAIL ADDRESS: ……………………………………….. SEX: (M) ….. (F) …...................PR/CY..

OCCUPATION: ……………………………………………MARITAL STATUS / (M)……… (S) ………… (D)………...

I WOULD LIKE TO BE PAID BY (A) BANK TRANSFER (SWIFT WIRE) (B) CERTIFIED BANK CHEQUE (C) HOME DELIVERY SYSTEM (AIR BONE DIPLOMATIC COURIER DELIVERY SERVICE

BANK NAM:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER:…………………………………………………………………………...…………………

SWIFT CODE: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

BANK ADDRESS:…………………………………………………………………………………..…………….…………….

CITY: ……………………………………………………………… STATE : ……..…………….……………………………….

BANK TEL.NO :……………………………………FAX……………………………………………………………………………..

NEXT OF KIN

NAME (MR/MRS) :………………………………………………….LAST NAME:........................................

HOME ADDRESS:………………………………………………………CITY :...............................................

STATE:………………………………………………………….ZIP CODE :.................................................

PROFESSION:………………………………………MARITAL STATUS / SEX : M)..........(F).................

TELEPHONE :………………………………………………….FAX :.................................................

DECLARATION:

I MR/MISS/MRS .........……………………..……...........HEREBY DECLARE THAT I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED ANY PAYMENT ON MY BEHALF FROM CRYSTAL LINE SECURITY NETWORK S.A. NOR HAVE ANY OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS FILED A CLAIM ON MY BEHALF. I HERE BY AUTHORISE CRYSTAL LINE SECURITY NETWORK S.A. TO ACT ON MY BEHALF IN THE PROCESSING AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE DESIGNATED BANK INFORMATION AS STATED ABOVE. I ALSO AGREE TO PAY 5% OF MY WINNING TO CRYSTAL LINE SECURITY NETWORK S.A. ON RECEIPT OF THIS MONEY.

SIGNATURE: ...................... DATE: ..........................

FORM CT 3.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL MR HOFFMAN ON 011-34-692 500 019.
FILL THIS FORM AND SEND BY FAX

******************

I'm completely taken aback! Do you realize how nice it was of them to randomly select me in the first place, even though I've never been to Spain or spent any money on the Espana Lottery? Talk about fortune favoring the foolish. All I've got to do is send them my bank account number and sit back and roll in the dough, 763,392 wads of it to be exact. I'd better hurry before the claim period expires...

19 Comments:

Blogger trinamick said...

Some guys have all the luck. Some guys get all the breaks...

5/19/2006 8:03 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

First of all, it's not "Spain," it's "Espana," some obviously made-up country. Secondly, everyone knows that euros are those little chocolate coins wrapped up in gold foil; so, for it to be worth it, you have to really like chocolate, and then you have to keep them all in a cool place so they won't melt. That means you'll have to buy an extra refridgerator or move to the North Pole, and no amount of chocolate coins is worth all that.

Honestly, Lord Loser, sometimes I don't know about you.

5/19/2006 10:49 AM  
Blogger LL said...

You don't realize how much I like chocolate. I think it'd be worth it really. Especially if it was that good creamy chocolate... Mmmmmmm...

5/19/2006 5:05 PM  
Blogger BC said...

Damn, why do you get all the luck?

Word verif: yabeak

Sorry...couldnt resist. :o)

5/20/2006 10:32 PM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

Congrats. Really. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Did I just type that?

Ok. I did.

What I meant to say was: can I borrow some money?

5/22/2006 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got one of those too. Perhaps if we pooled our dosh we could fly to Espana and knock on a few doors ...

6/27/2006 4:52 AM  
Blogger em said...

did you actually win the money? i received a letter in the post saying the same thing and i can't help thinking it's a scam? could i really have won that much money?

7/18/2006 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got this kind of letter too, couple week ago. I was received a lot of sweeptake emails said I won the money, but I have to pay the agent fee first to process. Scam...
This time is different, I acutally got the mail from U.S. Post office in my mail box with a Spana stampe. Not like someone will spend the postage to send a scam letter?! Also, another thing, they said I have paid 5% agent fee from my winning money after I got my fund in my country. It makes sense, doesn't it? I willing to pay 5% after not before I got my prize.
So is it a scam or not? Cross my fingres.

7/18/2006 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, I got their call from a bank and ask for $1550.20 EU. It sounds suspicion Did any one actually get the money before?
- Ben

7/21/2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger em said...

Well that's what I thought re: stamp. mine also came with spanish stamp and also says I have to pay agent AFTER i've been sent the money... still very unsure though... they only ask for bank account number and swift code...

7/24/2006 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I need to call my boss and tell him that I want my job back.
ooohhhh. GOD!!!!

9/26/2006 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a laugh my wife got when I told her about the winnings(LOL)
Seriosly though, theyare also asking for a coy of your Passport or driving licence that could be used for fraudulant reasons.

9/17/2007 3:54 PM  
Blogger LL said...

Folks... it's a scam. That is S.C.A.M with a capital SCAM!

Don't send them any money. Don't give them your account numbers. Don't even respond to the email or you'll get a billion of these things.

10/03/2007 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i got the same letter this morining from madrid signed managing director Mr Pedro Casas i honestly think these people think we are dumb, firstly i have never brought a lotto ticket in spain and second i know people who have and they dont give address out and thrid look at the envelope the post mark says malaga but the headquarters that it comes from says madrid and lastly my surname is spelt wrong go figure idiots

5/24/2008 8:13 AM  
Blogger sabaiporn said...

i wanted to know if now you are really recieved the money. And you really go to spain to that?

Because I recieved the same mail as you.

1/30/2009 3:52 PM  
Blogger Senorita said...

I can't even believe some of the people commenting thought that there was a possibility that they won.

I lived in Spain, and the legit lotto over there is called El Gordo. And you have to be a Spanish resident to win, maybe an EU passport holder, I forget.

Spain is the place to be for scams. It is out of that country that many scams are birthed.

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