I received the following:
Award Claim Final Notification
This is to inform you of the official release of the 2008 Promotional Sweepstakes Lottery held on June 28th, 2008 in the 2nd category.
A ticket with the serial numbers PLC 00011065528 attached to your name drew the lucky winning numbers 5-8-12-14-24-31-44.
We have made many unsuccessful attempts to contact you regarding this winning. You are entitled to the sum of $248,000.00 US Dollars. This is from the total prize money of $1,488,000.00 US dollars that was shared and presented among 6 declared winners. Please note that all the participants were selected throught a random computer ballot system drawn from over 500,000 names.
Your claim number is PLC/SW-0055 and in accordance with our disbursement policy your prize award money has been forwarded to our clearing/disbursement institution to release your funds to you either by certified check or money order or wire transfer to your designated local bank accout which you provide.
To expedite the processing, enclosed is a check of $4,985 US dollars which has been deducted from your winning.
You will be using some money on this first check to pay applicable taxes on your winning ($248000.00)
The tax amout is USD $3,975 to be paid via moneygram wiring facility located at Wal-Mart.
Please do not attempt to use this check until you call and speak with the claim agent Mr. STanley Washington at 1-905-781-2605 for further clarification and instructions on claiming your winning.
Note: If we do not hear from you within a specific period of time, we shall assume the enclosed check amount as lost and winning unclaimeed. The check will be cancelled and declared null and void.
(Claims/Disbursement Agent) Mr. Stanley Washington: 1-900-781-2605
After reading this and getting a little excited (since christmas is coming up soon), I looked at the check. It has Okk Trading, Inc, 5705 Union Pacific Ave. Commerce CA, 90022 as the account owner. The "check" is a Bank of America, Los Angeles Chinatown, 850 N. Broadway Los Angeles CA as the bank. I am in the habit of cashing checks then deposting money rather than putting checks into my accout of people I do not know. I went on the internet to check out the company and found out about the scam. After the disappoint I decided to report this here as to help out in letting other people know before they lost money.