This is the letter I received along with a $3,800 dollar check from People's Bank. It is word for word, except for X's instead of ticket number and lucky numbers. Notice the use the word "price" instead of "prize" toward the end.
We wish to notify you of the release of the Consumer's Reward Program Lottery held on May 16, 2008. Your name, attached to ticket number XXXXXXX drew the lucky number of X, X, X, X, X and X which ultimately WON the lottery in the second category.
Please read the following carefully
You have been approved for the lump sum payment of $38,000 credited to an account with the above Claim Number. This amount is drawn from the total prize of $480,000 shared among North American Winners in this category. Previous attempts to contact you recently have failed, resulting in this final notification. For security reasons, we advise that you keep this award from public notice until your claims have been finalized. This will help us prevent fraud and double claims.
All participants were selected randomly through computer from Consumer database directory system, drawn from a pool of 98,000 customers provided by various department and chain stores and other services institutions across North America.
In order to facilitate speedy and hassle free processing of your claim, we have deducted $3,800 fro your total price to enable you pay for the applicable Tax. Please contact one of your agents Chris Gilmore or Nadia Diaz at 1-905-783-6868 as soon as you receive this notification. They will assist you in finalizing your claim.
ALL PRICES MUST BE CLAIMED BY JULY 31, 2008
Monday to Friday 9AM - 9PM
Saturday 10AM- 5PM
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE MORE!!