Another example of a lottery scam. Typical in that the sender asks you to keep quiet about the winning and the fact you never entered it in the first place, hence their claims of a 'random computer ballot'. The phone number with the 702 prefix is a UK based forwarding number and in this case the IP tracks back to Nigeria. Notice that although this is a 'Newcastle Lottery' the address given is a London one and the link to the National Lottery website is to make the email seem more authentic. The reply email address is also a free, yahoo one. Something that a real lottery would never use.
38 Allen Avenue,
MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD
Reference Number: LR/19-CH/4310
Batch Number: LR/05/0018
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded
annual final draws of the NEWCASTLE LOTTERY PROMO.The
Newcastle Lottery draws was conducted from an exclusive list of
25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies
picked by an advanced automated random computer ballot search
from the internet as part of our international promotions program
which we conduct every year. No tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address attached to
serial number 25-6565 drew the lucky numbers 6-13-18-24-33-39 which
consequently emerged you as one of first fifty (50) lucky winners in
You have therefore been approved for lump sum payout of 950,000.00
(Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousands GB pounds) in cash credited to file
LR/19-CH/4310. This is from a total cash prize of $50,000,000(Fifty
Million)Pound shared amongst the first fifty (50)lucky winners in this
category.This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for The
Newcastle Lottery.The estimated $50 million jackpot would be the sixth-
biggest in Europe history.The biggest was the GBP363 million jackpot
that went to two winners in a Febuary 2000 drawing of The Big Game
Mega Millions' predecessor.
Your funds is now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover
insurance.Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advice
that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been
processed and your money remitted to you as this is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking
advantage of this program by the general public.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European
booklet representative office in London. In view of this,your 950,000
(Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousands GB Pounds)would be released to
you by our affiliate bank in Europe.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him.
To begin your claim please contact your claims agent by sending
him email that you are one of the lucky winner to his address below
on how to assist you remit your fund.
Foreign Services Manager,
Information and Payment Bureau.
London Representative Office.
Email: [email protected]
Wesite: http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/playe ... results.do
Your claims agent will assist you in the processing and remittance
of your prize funds into your designated bank account.Note that all
prize funds must be claimed not later than One month. After this
date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as
unclaimed.In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,
please endeavor to quote your Reference (LR/19-CH/4310) and
Batch numbers (LR/05/0018) in every correspondence with your
agent.Furthermore, should there be any change in your address,
do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Note:all claims must be made within one months interval.
Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks
for being part of our program.
Mrs Veronica Smith,
Remember: If you didn't enter a lottery, you can't win one.