I received this e-mail stating that I won a national lottery. It went as follows:
Batch Number: 573881545-UK/2007
Validation Number: PP 3502/8707-01
We wish to inform you that, your claim files have been successfully processed and approved for payment. All arrangement has been finalized accordingly. Having done a proper verification, we found you worthy of the sum of GBP 1,500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) credited to the file reference number: Ref Number: SS 9590 ES 9414 and as such, further notification has been passed to the Lottery Payment Service (LPS) to make out a cheque in your name.
In view of the above, you are advised to choose from the below listed delivery options to enable us complete the necessary formalities and delivered your cheque and original copy of your lottery award winning certificate to your resident immediately.
1: Express Plus: In this option, you would be required to receive your certified bank cheque and the original copy of your lottery award winning certificate within 24 hours.
2: Express: In this second option, your certified bank cheque and the original copy of your lottery award winning certificate will arrives your resident within 48-72 hours.
NOTE: You will be responsible to shoulder the cost of courier to deliver the parcel to your resident as explained below.
EXPRESS PLUS : The cost of courier required in this option is 462 (Four Hundred & Sixty Two Pound)
EXPRESS: The cost of courier required in this second option is 310 (Three Hundred & Ten Pound)
Importantly, do understand that this amount can not be deducted from your winning because a cheque of your total winning amount would be made out in your name. Consequently, the charges must be paid to our office by you before the delivery.
Kindly notify us your choice of delivery so that, we can advice you on how to transfer the courier charges to our office for immediate actions.
Once more, we say congratulations to you on behalf of the lottery payment service.
We hope to hear from you soon.
For: The U.K National Lottery.