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419 Scam - National Lottery Winner

Apparently-From: player@national-lottery.co.uk (een27@nuk6.onmicrosoft.com)
Subject Line: [Bulk] National Lottery Winner!
Reply-To: mwaet@e-mail.ua
Addressed to me: No.

Scam text under fold )

I've apparently won the UK National Lottery! This is something of a surprise to me, particularly since I've never purchased a ticket in same. Scam flag number one.

A quick google on the UK National Lottery reveals another interesting piece of information - their registered office is "Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, Registered office: Tolpits Lane, Watford, Herts WD18 9RN". Not Liverpool as listed above. Their contact addresses are listed (on their "contact us" page) as:


For general enquiries, write to us at:

The National Lottery
PO Box 251
Watford
WD18 9BR

For questions about lost, stolen or destroyed tickets or a prize payout, write to us at:

The National Lottery
PO Box 287
Watford
WD18 9TT


Scam flag two.

Another quick gander at the National Lottery site Service Guide reveals the following information:

Can I play from overseas?

No, you must be physically located in the UK or Isle of Man when buying a National Lottery game online or when setting up or amending a Direct Debit (including adding or deleting play slips and changing your payment details).


Scam flag three.

Oh, and I'm being told my email was specially selected for this prize, but the email I received about it wasn't addressed to me in the first place. Scam flag four.

So, looks like I haven't won the lottery after all. So, off that one goes into the bit bucket.

My advice to everyone getting these sorts of things: remember, the cardinal rule with any sort of lottery is you have to have a ticket to be eligible to win. If you don't remember buying a ticket, and you don't have a ticket actually in your possession, you almost certainly haven't won a prize.

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