I received a check in the mail from Gateway Financial Services, Inc. for $3800.00 along with this letter:
We are pleased to inform you, that you are one of the third category winners the Mega Million Draw held on April 21st, 2007
Your RECEIPT with serial number 387-45014AL which you received when you purchased a sweepstake ticket drew the lucky winning numbers
You are therefore entitled to the sum of US $250, 000.00(Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand dollars) payable to you by bank draft, or certified cheque and will be delivered to you by special courier company.
Enclosed is a check of US 3, 800.00 which has been deducted from your winnings. The purpose of this cheque is to pay for the Tax Clearance Fee.
The payment information is stated below.
Tax agent: JASON MULLONE
2642 JOHNSON RD.
CALGARY, AB CANADA
Tax Amount: $2885.00 us dollars (Two thousand eight hundred eighty five)
Payment Method: Moneygram, OR Western Union
You are advised to contact your assigned claims agent MICHEALS DAVIS as soon as you receive this notification at 1-778-855-6715 to begin the claims process on your winnings. Thank you and Congratulations from all of us here!!!
NOTE: Please do not act on this notice until you speak to your agent.
JAMES RUSSELL (Promotions Manager)
Needless to say, I have not acted on this yet and do not intend to in the future.