Friday, June 13, 2008


You will not believe my luck!

I received not one, but two letters in my inbox today from European lotteries.

How did this happen?

I don't remember playing any European lotto.

I haven't even been to Europe in the last 20 years.

But they found ME!

I am the winner.

A big one at that.

The first letter says that I have won 1,000000.00 GBP, pound sterling.

I have no idea what a 1, followed by 6 zero's is.

They only used one comma.

But hey, that is a lot of zero' must be a lot of money.

I also have no idea what GBP, pound sterling is either.

It could mean Great Britain Pounds.

That would be great.

It could also be Ground Black Pepper.

Um...not. so . great.

It has the name of the Barrister on it.

That makes it official.

I am going to think positive.

Here is the first letter.

What do you think?

Dear Winner,
You won the sum of £1,000000.00 GBP, Pounds sterling from the ballot lottery international program, Promotion; you are here by advised to get back to us,to claim your prize. Contact our claims agent for validation:

Barrister Kel Moye.
Tel :+( 44) 70457 09556

1. Full name:
2. Home Address:
3. Age:
4. Sex:
5. Phone Number:
6. Country of Residence:
7. Occupation:

Mrs. Susan Thompson.

I like how Mrs. Thompson signed her name and put a period after it.

Nice touch.

The second letter I received was from the Europe Awards.

This letter was equally exciting.

I am already planning what I am going to buy with all my winnings.

This was a satellite software email lottery.

I use email a lot.

It was only a matter of time before they found me.

Find me they did.


They used all CAPS.

That means they are serious.

This letter was even signed by the President.

Very official.

Read on.


Dear Winner,
This is to inform you of the release of the Europe Awards.
You have just won yourself the sum of (ONE MILLION EURO)in the satellite software email lottery conducted by Europe Awards, In which e-mail addresses are picked randomly by software powered by the Internet.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system draw from Microsoft users from over 20,000.00 companies and 3,000,000.00 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
You have just won yourself the sum of ONE MILLION EURO in the satellite software email lottery.

TELEPHONE:+4470 3194 2847
+4470 1112 1986
BATCH NO: LEUL/27189098000/234567/7654

REF. NO: LEUL/12298998999/654321//7654

Mr Hiroshema Nikon

I have just emailed Barrister Kel Moye and President Hiroshema Nikon.

I have let them know of my excitement.

I gave them all the information they needed.

Like mailing address, phone number, sex, and occupation.

I also included ALL other pertinent information like my social security number, my banks routing number, my checking and savings account numbers, my blood type and a copy of my will.

The little security symbol was on the screen, so I am sure I had a safe connection.

You have to be careful who you give all this information to.

I am sure Barrister Moye and President Nikon are trustworthy individuals.

You just don't get titles like that for nothing.

I gave them my children's social security numbers too.

I wanted some of the money to be put in their names so they will be well taken care of.

A mama has to look after her babies.

I must go now.

I have an appointment with a Realtor.

She found me a fabulous Oceanfront lot in Arizona.

I want to be the first to bid on it.


Kristen said...

Oh I am so hoping that your realtor is looking in our Arizona town for your ocean front property! We could be neighbors!!! Wooohoooo!

My favorite part, the fact that they need to know what sex you are. Hmmmmm, wonder why that is? Does that then depend on how many of those zeros you will actually see??

Cute post Wendi, and if any of the money does work out, our neighbors behind us are selling there house. I'll let them know you are interested! ;)

i'm kelly said...

congratulations! if they have any extra money to give away, be sure to send them my way!

Elizabeth said...


yeah, i'm so depressed, i haven't won the british lottery for like 5 days! how will i survive!

Leah said...

bravo, my dear. :)
on the luck. and the lotto. :)

duchess said...

You must be one high roller to be getting winnings like that.

Congrats - will the queen be at there when they present you with that giant check?

Ivy said...

If only I could be so lucky....

Now you know you now have to confess and repent for playing the lottery.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Those e-mails always crack me up! They are so ridiculous you wonder how anyone can fall for them... but they do!

Apparently congratulations are in order for you, miss lucky lady! ;)


Carol said...

Well it's only proper to congratulate you on your incredibly good luck. If you're not needing that Million British pounds I can certainly take it off your hands.

Clearly Britain and Europe in general simply has too much spare cash flying around if we're sending millions of pounds overseas. I may email Mrs Thompson myself!

QueenAnderson said...

I get the craziest letters like that, though lately its been the credit card things with like get your $50,000 credit limit now by sending in all this
So congrats on your cool stuff...when you get it let me know and I'll help you spend it :P

3boys247 said...

Congratulations on your winnings. What an incredibly lucky woman you are. Good thinking to give them all the SS numbers up front, you wouldn't want to delay payment.

Good luck with the ocean front property in Arizona. If that doesn't work out, I would be happy to sell you my ocean front home in Colorado.

Stephanie said...

I would LOVE to visit you at your new Arizona oceanfront property! Just email me your name, ssn, address, phone number, resume, how many times you used the restroom yesterday, how many kidneys you have and we'll be all set! Hahaha! Nice! And oh yeah, Congrats!

Shannon said...

I absolutely adore your sarcasm!
Happy POW!

4funboys said...

let us know how that works for you... *grin*

McMommy said...

Oh WOW!!! Wendi, can you make sure your new oceanfront home in Arizona has a guest house for ME??

I guess Friday the 13th is actually a LUCKY day for you!

Happy POW, bff!!

Ashley said...

How do I get signed up for this?! I must be next in line because I email all the time...yesss!!!~

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Lauren said...

sheesh...some girls get all the luck


Heather said...

You are one lucky mama! I can't believe you were lucky enough to get 2 offers for all that money!

Happy POW!

Cinderelen said...

Oh My Goooosh! Congratulations :D



Amy said...

Wow, you won not only once, but twice....I think you're getting some of Jim's luck. Hw wins everything. Me? Nothing...oh well...

Mandy said...

Here by way of POW...

So sad and funny at the same time. Hard to believe that there are actually people out there who fall for those scams.

Amanda said...

will you share your winnings with poor college students from NY???


amanda said...

oh friend - i always knew you were special. truly your luck is amazing.

looking forward to lots of quality time at your new place....bloggy party galore :)

Rachael said...

How fabulous! And I'm so glad to hear that you passed along all pertinent information, especially that of your kids ;)

I will be 33 in a month and a half, and whenever I am asked for my social security number, I hear my dad's voice telling me to question everything and not give it out for anything. One of those things that has been drilled into my head for.EVER and he gets so huffy about it too! He's got me semi-paranoid!

Check out my blog when you get a chance because TAG, you're it!

~Leave it to Lyla~ said...

hey Wendi I won too!!!! hmmm...something smells fishy!!!

Blessings From Above said...

Congratulations!!! Now that you have won millions or billions or maybe even trillions, please remember all us little people. :)

bejewell said...

You think you're lucky, I'm apparently related to the Nigerian royal family and didn't even know it! The patriarch just died (so sad) and as a distant relative I've inherited almost 2 million pounds! I think I have to prove first that I am really related, which is why they're asking for my SSN and bank account information. I'm sending all of that along with a DNA sample. But I'm sure once all of that clears I'll be getting my check. I can't wait.

Grammy Staffy said...

I am cracking up!!! .... but I am a little confused by your good luck because I got the same 2 emails saying that I WAS THE WINNER! Now what is the story with that? Does it mean that we have to share the prize money? I'd better hurry and send them all of my vital info so I'll be sure and get half of the loot.

Emy5 said...

Wow Wendi, share the love and give us all some of your dough, will ya? Mind you, I won't hold my breath.

Krystyn said...

Congrats! You sure are lucky! Funny, that they need all of that information about you, yet they knew you won!

If you have some to spare, you could send a little my way! I'll send you my address, phone number, ssn, credit report, and anything else you might need!

OHmommy said...

Oh my gosh.... Congrats Wendi. You have the BEST luck.

;) Teehee...

Amber said...

I don't want to rub it in but I am a multi-millionaire according to all my winnings. :-)

stefanie said...

So glad you posted this blog!! I too received this amazing prize :) Give me the name of that realtor. I can't wait to check out that ocean front AZ property myself.

just jamie said...

Good grief. I got the same emails a few months ago. I guess when I was non-responsive, they decided to contact you. Your welcome.

MamaGeek said...

You are a certified hoot. Only wait, I got the same letter - sup with THAT? :)

Sue said...

Congrats Wendi! Don't forget your bloggy friends if you have any extra!

Erin said...

Hi, I am Grammy Staffy's daughter and I thought I'd mosey over to your blog. Too cute!

Now that you are a gazillion-aire I thought it would be a good time to become friends- hee hee.

My mom appreciates all your sweet comments AND the great idea to vent about her AWFUL students. I think being to tell other people is the BEST medicine to having it heal your heart. So thank you for giving her the great idea.

Take care,


carrie & troy keiser said...

Now that's funny! :D