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Lottery scams hard to resist for some

Topic closed. 17 replies. Last post 9 years ago by MIlottoplayer.

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Westerose
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Posted: July 1, 2007, 6:25 am - IP Logged

If you want to win the Canadian Lottery you have to go to Canada and buy a ticket. Although speaking from experience it had better be from Ontario since that's where all the winning tickets seem to be sold.

well the biggest 649 winning ticket happened to be in Alberta 54 Million to a group.... (I don't like lottery groups rather see a sole winner)

however the reason that more winners in Ontario and Quebec is because there are alot more people in those provinces than there are in other provinces.... 

If you've won a Canadian Lottery then you would have a Canadian Lottery Ticket........ not a letter in the mail....

and Canada does not notify you that you've won the lottery you have to go to one of their offices just like in the states and present the ticket and answer the questions and such......

Only difference is that you get the lump sum full prize value amount and it's tax free if you are a canadian citizen.....

US should adopt that on Mega Millions and Powerball or stop giving those decieving ceremonial checks..... at least have it what the person is actually getting....  if they only are getting 29million after taxes put that not 95 million geesh.  talk about false advertizing.

You live a life of abundance! You have won the lottery! Belief creates reality! Believe!

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    New York, NY
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    Posted: July 1, 2007, 7:14 am - IP Logged

    How I got rid of those scam letters.

    I have a form letter that I use.

    Dear ___ ,

    Thank you for informing me of my astounding winnings of__________. To be utterly frank, that is more money than I would ever need. So here's my deal. Instead of sending $49.95 to you to process my winnings, kindly keep 25% of my winnings and send me the balance. 

    No doubt you must realize this is an offer you can't refuse.

    Awaiting my check.

     

    I haven't received another scam letter in years. 

    $$$

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      Grand Rapids, Michigan
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      Posted: July 1, 2007, 9:51 am - IP Logged

      How I got rid of those scam letters.

      I have a form letter that I use.

      Dear ___ ,

      Thank you for informing me of my astounding winnings of__________. To be utterly frank, that is more money than I would ever need. So here's my deal. Instead of sending $49.95 to you to process my winnings, kindly keep 25% of my winnings and send me the balance. 

      No doubt you must realize this is an offer you can't refuse.

      Awaiting my check.

       

      I haven't received another scam letter in years. 

      That's a brillant idea, Fibonacci!  Although, I must admit I am feeling left out as I have never received one of those letters.