America is a very rich country. People get letters saying they’ve won millions of dollars and just throw them in the trash.
Yep. That’s me. I won a second prize of $1.3 million and a 2013 Mercedes Benz. But I was feeling lazy and threw the letter in the waste basket.
Our records indicate that your 2nd place prize winnings of $1,300,000.00 and a 2013 Mercedes Benz S350 in the February 2013 American Idol Cable Viewers Sweepstakes has remain unpaid. This letter-serves as a 3rd and final notice for the lump sum payout of your prize. We remain committed to fulfilling our promise in line with the regulations associated with Television Broadcast Competitions.
YOU ARE REQUIRED
We strongly request, that you contact the under-listed claims agent to whom we have since forwarded your winning details and provide the Reference Number above. Your assigned claims agent will facilitate the identification, verification, processing and payout of your winnings including payment of all taxes and delivery schedule. All winners must maintain complete confidentiality of their winning details until final payment (Direct bank Transfer or Check) is made to avoid duplicate claims….
I was supposed to have won because I watched American Idol via cable between September 2012 and February 2013. We don’t have cable, and I’ve never watched American Idol. Presumably my claims agent wouldn’t care as long as I gave him my personal information — for verification purposes, of course.
Would you be as lackadaisical as I am?
January 23, 2014