Received a letter telling me I am one of the declaired winners of the DE-LOTTO NORTH AMERICAN SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY which was supposidly held on December 13, 2008 in the 2nd category (not sure what 2nd category means? ).
I am entitled to the sum of $125, 000.00 in US dollars. My share is of a total prize of $4 Million shared between me and 32 other declared winners. It also notes that all the participants were selected through a random computer ballot system.
Enclosed is a check for the sum of $4, 980.00 which has been deducted from my $125, 000.00 total. "The sole purpose of the FIRST CHECK is for the payment of applicable GOVERNMENT TAXES on your big winnings. Government taxes cannot be deducted from the winning amount because of the insurance bond policy coverage."
The tax amount is $2, 980 to be paid either by Western Union or Monetgram directly to the tax agent.
I am not to attempt to use the check until I call. I am also urged to keep my winning confidential until my claim has been processed since this is part of their security protocol.
Ready for the best part...
my claim agent is JOHN SMITH!!