It seems that at long last my luck has taken a turn for the better - I recently receieved the following email:
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAM, MADRID SPAIN
FILE REFERENCE NO: PP2005-001-MLI
TO WINNERS IN OUR PROGRAM
We wish to congratulate you over your success in our computer balloting sweepstake held recently.
This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.
However, your email address was attached to ticket number 10CBG3471913; with serial number 19034 draw the lucky numbers 1-9-74-31, which eventually won the lottery in the first category of the draws. This entitled to a cash award of €500,000.00 ( FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS). This is from total prize money of €15,000,000.00 distributed to winners from 1st to 3rd categories.
Note that this program was largely promoted and sponsored by a group of philanthropist, industrialists from the internet ware industry and some other big multinational firms who wish to be anonymous.
To begin your claim, please contact the claims coordinator
Mr. Mack George
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
MRS. CRISTINA ROS
Before I collect my winnings I would like to like to solicit your advice on what to do with the money.