The War on the Scammers Email Continues

 
 

Nearly everyone online has received a scammers email at one time or another. Indeed, many of us regularly receive a scammers email encouraging us to send money or provide personal details in exchange for lottery winnings.

Of course, we should never respond to such correspondence as there are never any winnings to be received and the senders of the emails are only after our money or information.

Nonetheless, criminals are making huge amounts of money from these frauds, with a particular problem being criminals from Jamaica targeting vulnerable victims in the USA.
 

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to snuff out the sources of this heart-breaking crime but, as the rewards are so enormous and the criminal influence so deep-seated, rooting out the perpetrators is taking a great deal of time.

All areas of the US are affected by the scammers email and a recent article in the Kennebec Journal sets out the problems and latest progress from the perspective of the state of Maine. It is estimated that Americans are losing around $300 million a year to these frauds with individuals losing up to $85,000 or more a time. Sadly, as victims are often unwilling to admit their mistake, the total losses could be even greater.

Of course a scammers email or letter can be received by anyone around the world: the Canadian government’s anti-fraud centre, for example, received 2815 complaints in 2012 regarding Jamaican sourced lottery scams.

Please, if you receive such a scammers email, do not reply. You might consider reporting it to your local police but you should then certainly delete it.

Do not become a victim of these heartless criminals.

 

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Latest Lottery News: The Sad End Of An Illinois Winner

 
 

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A winner of a global international lottery usually looks forward to a better future, especially if they take the advice generally available from lottery administrators. The latest lottery news however has thrown up a sad situation in Illinois.

In June 2012, 46-year-old Urooj Khan had travelled to Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage and, on his return, vowed never to gamble again. But he could not resist one last lottery ticket, which he bought at his local 7-Eleven convenience store. It was a scratch card and he immediately revealed his win in front of the store employee.

Mr. Khan was astonished to find he had won $600,000. Store employee Ashur Oshana told an Associated Press reporter, “He kissed my hand and gave me $100. He was really happy.”

After taxes, Mr. Khan received a cheque from the global international lottery for $425,000 at an Illinois Lottery ceremony soon after. An owner of a small chain of dry cleaner stores, he announced he would put some of the money into his business and some to a children’s hospital.

The cheque for the money was issued on 19 July and was cashed on 15 August 2012. Sadly, Mr. Khan did not enjoy the money: he died on 20 July, the day after receiving the cheque.

The initial cause of death was deemed to be natural but, in a twist worthy of Agatha Christie, a relative put the findings in doubt. A second autopsy was carried out and it was revealed the winner of the global international lottery had died of cyanide poisoning.

Police have now launched a new investigation and are likely to exhume Mr. Khan’s body. Lottery winnings in Illinois normally pass to the relatives.

Perhaps another good reason to keep quiet about a lottery win!

We will try to follow this story in later latest lottery news.
 
 

The British National Lottery Results For Saturday 29 September 2012

 
 
The results of the UK lottery draw (the Lotto) for Saturday 29 September 2012 were as follows:
 

01 – 06 – 07 – 08 – 25 – 42 Bonus: 39

 
There were no less than five winners of the £19,549,950 jackpot – each player received £3,909,990.

Another 837,516 players won prizes ranging from £10 to £114,540 – total given out was £12,371,657.

The jackpot for the next UK lottery draw on Wednesday 3 October 2012 currently stands at £2,200,000.
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Friday 28 September 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for Friday 28 September 2012 were as follows:
 

20 – 23 – 26 – 30 – 33 Lucky Stars: 06 – 09

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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There was one winner of the £79,750,000 jackpot prize, and that ticket was bought in Spain.

Another 4,842,728 players won smaller prizes however and these ranged from £2.90 to £116,345.00. Plus one lucky player won the Millionaire Raffle of course.

The jackpot for the next Euromillions prize draw on Tuesday 2 October 2012 presently stands at £11,000,000.
 
 

The British National Lottery Results For Wednesday 26 September 2012

 
 
The results of the UK lottery draw (the Lotto) for last night, Wednesday 26 September 2012 were:
 

06 – 08 – 11 – 39 – 40 – 43 Bonus: 22

 
Once again the jackpot was not won so it goes into a quadruple rollover and the £14,710,616 total carries on to the next draw.

There were 379,502 winners of other prizes however. These ranged from £10 to £250,484 with total prize money totalling £6,602,628.

The jackpot for the next UK lottery draw on Saturday 29 September 2012 currently stands at a massive £19,600,000.
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Tuesday 25 September 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for last night, Tuesday 25 September 2012, were as follows:
 

07 – 25 – 27 – 48 – 49 Lucky Stars: 01 – 04

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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Once again the jackpot of £27,120,727 was not won and so will be added to the total of the next draw.

There were a total of 1,834,961 winners of other prizes however, including one winner of the Millionaire Raffle.

The jackpot for the next Euromillions prize draw, on Friday 28 September 2012, presently stands at an exciting £80,000,000. Don’t forget to buy your tickets!
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Friday 21 September 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for last night, Friday 21 September 2012, were as follows:
 

04 – 19 – 34 – 41 – 43 Lucky Stars: 07 – 11

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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Once again the jackpot of £21,218,945 was not won so will roll over to the next draw.

There was a Millionaire Raffle winner however plus 2,539,919 other winners who receive between £3.10 and a very useful £248,592.00 each.

The jackpot of the next Euromillions prize draw on Tuesday 25 September 2012 presently stands at £27,000,000.
 
 
Please note: in one week’s time (Friday 28 September 2012) the Euromillions prize draw will offer a guaranteed jackpot of £80 million. Make sure you play on that day!
 
 

The British National Lottery Results For Wednesday 19 September 2012

 
 
The results of the UK lottery draw (the Lotto) for last night, Wednesday 19 September 2012, were:
 

05 – 14 – 19 – 23 – 33 – 48 Bonus: 40

 
The jackpot of £6,710,762 remains unwon and will roll over once again to the next draw.

355,216 players did win other prizes ranging from £10 to £78,657. Total prize money totalled £5,463,082.

The jackpot of the next UK lottery draw on Saturday 22 September 2012 currently stands at £11,500,000.
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Tuesday 18 September 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for last night, Tuesday 18 September 2012, were as follows:
 

06 – 07 – 38 – 39 – 44 Lucky Stars: 07 – 09

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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There was no winner of the £12,058,500 jackpot so the total will roll over to the next draw.

One player won the Millionaire Raffle of course and there were another 1,588,242 winners of lesser prizes, ranging from £3.20 to £413,041.98 (although the highest prize was won by a player on continental Europe).

The jackpot for the next Euromillions prize draw on Friday 21 September 2012 currently stands at £21,000,000.
 
 

The British National Lottery Results For Wednesday 5 September 2012

 
 
The results of the UK lottery draw (the Lotto) for last night, Wednesday 5 September 2012, were:
 

17 – 22 – 26 – 27 – 39 – 41 Bonus: 43

 
The jackpot totalling £2,398,291 was not won on this occasion so will roll over to the next draw.

There were 256,998 winners of other prizes however and they receive between £10 and £147,587 – total prize money of £4,653,831.

The jackpot for the next UK lottery draw on Saturday 8 September 2012 currently totals £6,300,000.