I have received comments from people wanting to know if they'd won.
Let me now drop what little subtle I had. You did not win.
It has been a while since I've posted here... There are some new interesting things going around, though... Here we go again!
ITALIAN SUPERENALOTTO email@example.com Feb 5 Dear Winner, We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of the SUPERENALOTTO ANNUAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held June/July, 2006. The Governing Council of the Italian superenalotto has finally Decided to award the winners. The Winning combination of the competition is 29 - 31 - 41 - 44 - 64 - 73 - Jolly 1 - Superstar 46. You are to file in your application to receiving your Two Million Euro immediately contact him. Mr. Philipo Alberto. E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org send this following informations to him I: Name, II: Address, III: Nationality, IV:Country of residence, V: Tel Number, VI: Occupation,VII:Sex,VIII:Date Of Birth. Yours Faithfully, Mrs.Divide.
I'm diggin' on the roman numerals... which makes sense... because of the Italy.
Anyway. This is a much more compact and less confusing scam. I'm guessing they were tired of answering questions.
Reference number:RHLP/2006-26954564- 5600-188 Robert Barr email@example.com Feb 20, 2007 ROYAL HERITAGE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS UNITED KINGDOM. REF NO: RHLP/200-26937564-75600545-188 BATCH: 2005MJL-01 Dear Lucky Winner, ATTENTION We happily announce to you the draw of the ROYAL HERITAGE MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY WINNINGS PROGRAMS held on the 15th of February 2007 in London. Your e-mail address attached to Reference number:RHLP/2006-26954564- 5600-188 with Serial number 76091/02 drew the lucky numbers: 19-6-26-13-2-7, which subsequently won you the lottery prize in the 3rd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of GBP.5,500,000.00 POUNDS (Five million five hundred thousand great ritain ounds) in cash credited to file W2045/1108309/06. This is from a total cash prize of . 27,500,000.00 POUNDS,shared among the five (5) international winners in this category of this years Lottery Program Jackpot as the 2nd largest ever for the European Lottery.You were randomly selected for the online version from world wide web sites through a computer drawn system extracted from over 100,000 companies. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, (Five million five hundred thousand great britain ounds) would be released to you through our paying bank .Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than the 5th March,2007. All funds not Claimed on or before the fixed date will be penalized accordingly.Do email the above email addresses from now on,you are to contact your assigned claims officer.Immidiately you make contact with your claims agent you will be furnished with more informations on how to proceed. Find below the direct contact E-mail of your claims agent: AGENT: Mr.Gary Woodgate Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:+44 701113 7730 CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE MEMBERS AND STAFF OF ROYAL HERITAGE LOTTERY. Faithfully, Mr.Robert Barr.
Great ritain ounds!!! They're penalizing the funds! Those poor defenseless funds!
"POWERBALL LOTTO.BV" email@example.com Feb 18 POWERBALL LOTTO. BV POWERBALL-WHEEL E-GAME 2006 Dear Consolation Prize Winner, NOTICE OF CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNING This email confirms that you have been notified of by the POWERBALL INTER LOTTO BV The Netherlands of your email lottery winning for 2006 Powerball Lotto - Wheel E-game held on 2nd January 2007. We wish to congratulate you on the selection of your email coupon number which was selected among the 45 lucky consolation prize winners. Your email ID identified with Coupon No.PBL2348974321 and was selected by Electronic Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries from the 50,000 different email addresses enrolled for the Lotto-Wheel E-game. Your email ID included among the 50,000 different email addresses wheresubmitted by our partner international email provider companies. Prize Ref No.: PBL/CN/6654/CP Lottery Group: Consolation Prize Group Prize Amount:US $500,000 Five Hundred Thousand Dollars OnlyYou are required to file claims for your lottery prize winning by contacting the Lottery Claims Processing Officer with your winning information provided above. Lottery Claims Officer: Name: Mr.Madison Smith Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0031616585477 or +31616064746 Fax: 0031620579576 or +31620579576 Congratulations once again from all our staffs on your consolation prize winning, we hope you will partake in our forth coming Powerball Lotto-Wheel Email-games. Yours truly, Mrs.Birgit Romio (Lottery Co-ordinator)
OK. This exact scam has been ongoing for multiple years now, and they still haven't fixed the bug in their software that strips out random spaces and punctuation? Colour me disappointed.
Notification:: You are winner of 1.5 million euros cash reuu "europeansloto @ aim. com" email@example.com Feb 17 CLAIM NOTICE MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS LOTTO.NL COMPANY AMSTERDAM THE-NETHERLANDS www.lotto.nl REF NO: 428/77/UML, BATCH NO: 46/304/GMA. AWARD WINNING PROMOTION. Dear Lucky Winner, We are pleased to inform you that you are one of the selected winners of the lotto.nl Promotion held on Monday 15th Febuary, 2007. Your email address attached to ticket number 564 64701565 177, with serial number 7288/03 drew the lucky numbers 42-6-37-13-37-8; the lottery was categorized into four zonal (Africa, America, Europe and Asia) stages. Consequently you have won the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for lump sum pay out of Euros 1.500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros ) Credited to file Ref No: 428/77/UML,Batch No. 46/304/GMA. ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is offered only electronically via the Internet and is open to all persons from age 18 years and above with a valid email address and who live in any of the aforementioned countries. This promotion is void in all other countries and is also void where prohibited. Principals and employees of the lotto.nl lottery company and its respective Parents, subsidiaries and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in this promotion. CLAIMS PROCEDURES: It is our standard practice to allocate accredited paying bank for the processing of claims application. It is even more imperative for overseas winners. To begin your claims , you are therefore advised as a matter of urgency, to contact the under listed licensed and accredited paying bank for the processing of your prize award winning. Please contact the clearing house (through your paying bank only) the body assigned with the verification of all emergent winner. Therefore all protocols laid down by them must be followed so as to facilitate your claims process; Claims Verification Unit Post Access Bank Contact Person Barister Richard Morgan Telephone :0031 629 593 750 Fax:0031-847 465 672 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org When contacting the paying bank, you are to provide them with 1. Your winning reference and batch numbers: REF NO: 411/77/UML, BATCH NO: 48/304/GMA 2. Your full name and address: 3. Your contact telephone number: 4.Quote amount won. 5.Photo copy of passport or driver"s licence Remember, you must contact the paying bank verification unit not later than two weeks of receiving this notification. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed to head quater account. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to Quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your bank. Furthermore you are seriously advised to keep all winning lottery information and numbers from the public this is in line with our company security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous individuals. Congratulations once again from all members of staffs and thank you for being part of our Promotions program. Yours Sincerely, MRS. SMITH MANUEL. MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY/GAME CO-ORDINATOR, LOTTO.NL INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS.. hhlxieytvblgxxithpncw
Blah, blah... Oh! Wait! A secret code! "hhlxieytvblgxxithpncw" What could this mean?
Maybe it is a simple Rot13 encoded thing! "uuykvrlgioytkkvgucapj". Hrm. Not likely.
How about Rot47? "99=I:6JEG3=8II:E9A?4H". Hrm... looks like more of something.
Let's try a frequency analyzed Caesar Cipher... "OOSEPLFACISNEEPAOWUJD"... hrm. nothing. Probably just a plain ID number. Curses! I had hopes.
megalotto800 email@example.com Feb 21 serial number 3673-10 ticket number 023-5876-790- REF:KIY /47560460037/02 LUCKY:numbers 43-14-42-37-69-25, We are pleased to inform you that your e-mail address has won the Mega lottery of ($800.000) Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars program held on 19th February 2007, released today 21st February 2007.you are to contact' MR TONY VAN MORE Tel: +31-6430 721 66 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Brigit Willem. THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will Result to disqualification All participants below the age of18 are automatically disqualified ------------------------------------------------------ Passa a Infostrada. ADSL e Telefono senza limiti e senza canone Telecom http://click.libero.it/infostrada22feb07
We have another clear, easy-to-understand one from the Netherlands. The $800,000 (USD?) isn't large enough to make the news - so points to that as well.
WINNER IN THE FIRST QUARTER 2007!!! Feb 23 lottointlpromo email@example.com Koningen Julianaplein 21, 2391 BD Denhaag, The Netherlands (Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents). From: Mrs A. van Zand (Lottery Co-ordinator) ATTN: CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lotto.nl Winners International programs held on the 23rd of Febuary,2007. Your e-mail address attached to ticket #: 465216572 with prize #: 58287449 NL drew A 1,000,000.00 which was first in the first class of the draws. You are to receive 800,000,00(Eight Hundered Thousand Euros). Because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your money (800,000,00) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhere to,in order to avoid loss of your cash prize - winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants. It is important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 50,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses - the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is sponsored and promoted Lotto.nl. We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is â‚¬85million. Remember,all winnings must be claimed not later than 20days from today. After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote personal and winning numbers in all correspondence with us. Congratulations once again from all members of lotto.nl. Thanks you for being part of our promotional program. For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact our Paying Bank. address written below. Send them the following informations: (i) Your name, (ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers (iii) Contact Address (iv) Your winning numbers (v) Quote amount won. (vi) Notification date. Contact: Person Mac Van Hogved E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------ Passa a Infostrada. ADSL e Telefono senza limiti e senza canone Telecom http://click.libero.it/infostrada23feb07
Wait. I drew 1,000,000... but I only get 800,000? Just when I think these are starting to look up in quality; Wham! Craplitude! (on a side note, I'm shooting for number one on Google for 'craplitude')
IRISH NATIONAL LETTERY email@example.com Mar 2 THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, THE NATIONAL LOTTERY. MORTIMER HOUSE ,MORTIMER STREET, LONDON, W1T3JH UNITED KINGDOM. NOTIFICATION (IRISH ON 2007) Ref No: MZ/7863X1/68 Batch Number: AT-040SB06-03 Lucky Numbers: 184.108.40.206.02.12. Bonus Ball 2nd Feb,2007. ATTENTION: WINNER , You have been Selected in the irish ON 2007 Lottery Program. Our lotteryprogram selection has finally been performed today which was held at the Marina office. UK Promotion is a joint Euro/America private lottery registered and organized in accordance with the World Lottery Regulation act. We the The National Lottery organizing committee are pleased to officially notify you of the status of your email application. An official notification of winning is hereby issued to you as your email promotion ticket randomly drew for the Lucky Numbers: 220.127.116.11.02.12.Bonus Ball ,which selected your email as the 2ND winner of our lottery program you have consequently won the lottery program in the first batch. Suffice to say here, We have officially approved a sum payout of £500,000.00 GBP to you as the lottery winner. This amount is from total prize cash of £1,500,000.00 GBP randomly distributed among Three (3)international winners selected by our Lottery Random System Selection(LRSS). You are hereby required to contact our claims agent below. FIDUCIARY DEPT: NAME: DR ROSS WASHINGTON. (CLAIMS OFFICER) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM FULL NAMES : AGE: SEX: ADDRESS: COUNTRY: MARITAL STATUS: OCCUPATION: PHONE NUMBER: FAX NUMBER: LUCKY NUMBER : REF NUMBER: Congratulations from all our staff for being part of IRISH 2007 LOTTERY PROGRAM. Sincerely, jynie Bently. ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR
Lucky Number!? There are so many to choose from! If they were all prime, I could just multiply them into one über-lucky number... There's just no way to do that non-destructively with composites. I just don't know what I should do.
I have received comments from people wanting to know if they'd won.
Let me now drop what little subtle I had. You did not win.