It's true! I just got this in my e-mail today:
Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden
London NW10,United Kingdom
Dear Lucky winner,
The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully organised a
Sweepstakes marking the Annual anniversary we rolled out over 100,000.000.00 (One Hundred Million Great Britain Pounds) for our end of year Anniversary Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.
The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email
addresses to ticket numbers.Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies
and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used
program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.
Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 080775787555
with serial numbers BTD/0257903122/07 and drew the lucky numbers
04-06-09-90-09-22(07) which subsequently won you 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds) as one of the jackpot winners in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds). The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 10th of March 2007.
These Draws are commemorative and as such special. Please be informed by this winning
notification to Contact your fiduciary agent.
Dr. Clinton Jackson
Microsoft Promotion Award Team
Head Winning Claims Dept.
Tel: +44 701 113 9712
Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates.We wish you the
best of luck.Thank you for being part of our promotional award program and
commemorative Anniversary Draws.
Needless to say I actually haven't won the lottery, it's a spam e-mail that's going around. I wasn't even fooled for a second unfortunately. You know what gave it away? The e-mail address. If you're a Microsoft employee running a prize draw lottery, why would you be using a Yahoo account?
Why do spammers make such dumb mistakes? Why do spammers even exist come to that?
Still, I chuckled for a bit.