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Send £571 to claim your prize

UK-LOTTO Headquarters:
United Kingdom
Verification/Dispatch Office 
Ref: UK/00002/YH/68
Batch #: 032/11/369

DATE: 02-04-2007


You have been officially cleared for payment by the Verification Department at the headquarters of the UK National Lottery. Your winning cheque, original copy of your winning certificate, together with a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the British government stating that the money was obtained legally through their National Lottery promotion will be sent to you as soon as you choose from any of the option stipulated below.

To begin the final step of the claims process which is the shipment of your winning prize to you, three options are available and you are required to select the most convenient. The options together with their associated conditions are presented below and you are required to pay the necessary courier charges to enable us send your cheque and other claim documents to you immediately.

FedEx : (Two working day)
Mailing: £20.00 
Insurance: £550.00
TOTAL: £570.00 =$997.00 (USD)

UPS: (Two working day)
Mailing: £18.00
Insurance: £550.00
TOTAL: £568.00 = $995.00 (USD)

DHL: (Two working day)
Mailing: £21.00
Insurance: £550.00
TOTAL: £571.00 = $998.00 (USD)

Please note that tickets were not sold initially so payments of the above charges should not been seen as a problem since it is the only obligation winners have before their prize money is finnally remitted to them. This is because your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it is been remitted to you. This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your prize is transferred to you.

This is in accordance with section 13(1) (n) of the National Gambling Act as adopted in 2001 and amended on 2nd July 2004 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds

Send your response to indicate your option within the next 48hrs or your cash prize will be deemed to have been forfeited by you and will be reused in the next edition of the lottery.

Attached to this email is a scanned copy of your winning certificate for your review.

Congratulations once again and have a great day.


Derek Bromson.