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Programe 9-janury 2004 referance n256100
Status usd $415,810.00 pending ticket 695-75
Notification final notice deadline 29 OCT -2004
30 OF SEPT 2004
We are pleased to inform you of release of the EL GORDO LOTTERY PROMOTIONAL PROGAMME held on 16 th of july 2004.
Among the 126 participating international finalists playing 6000 full tickets in the fifth series a pool of US$ 50,000,000.00 in cash ,your number 036-22564992-730 with serial number 695-75 drew the lucky numbers 16-23-36-39-41 which consequently won a prize in the 3erd categoru.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of $415,810.00 in cash, credited to a file ref. N 256100 congratulations!
Please, be informed that due to all failed efforts to communicate with you, your award was deposited with SANTA LUCIA SECURITY COMPANY S.A. Insured under the Re-Insurance-bond-coverage-policy to your name with reference file n 256100. please, forward all claims to them as they will be responsible for handling and remittance of won prizes and funds until the same are accurately disbursed. The deadline for this notice is 29th of OCTOBER 2004. non-compliance within this period may result in disqualification and insured and insured prizes will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.
To avoid double claiming or any unwarranted advantage of this program by participants, as a part of our security protocol we ask you to keep this award from public notice until you claim have been processed and your money remitted to your nominated account. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25.000 names from USA, as part of our summer international program, which we conduct once every year.
To begin your claim, please contact to MR RICARDO LOPEZ manager of SANTA LUCIA SECURITY COMPANY S.A. for handling and payment procedure.
Be aware that 5% of your total fund belongs to SANTA LUCIA. Which will be remitted after your have received your winnings because the fund is insured on your name which means that no authority has right to deduct any amount from this fund until it reach to the winner. Payment processing from is enclosed which you are required to fill and return it to your agent by fax for easy and quick process on your payment.
Congratulations once again from all staff and members and thank you for being a part of Spanish National Lottery Promotion Programme.
MR. RAUL JUAN MORALES