This scammer would have me believe that he/she works for Microsoft, and that Microsoft run a regular sweepstake.
Aside from the fact that Microsoft does no such thing, the writer is clearly illiterate and not a native English speaker (despite the email claiming to be from a UK address).
I also very much like to know what a Great Britain Pound is? The currency should be referred to as pounds sterling, pounds or GBP.
Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10,
Dear Lucky winner,
The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully organised a
Sweepstakes marking the our GOLDEN JUBILEE anniversary.we rolled out over
100,000.000.00 (One Hundred Million Great Britain Pounds). Participants for the
draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we
enjoy their patronage.
The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised
email addresses to ticket numbers.Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet
companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most
widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.
Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number
008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/9080648302/06 and drew the lucky numbers
14-21-25-39-40-47(20) which subsequently won you 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great
Britain Pounds) as one of the jackpot winners in this draw. You have therefore
won the entire winning sum of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds).
The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United
Kingdom on april 24th, 2007.
Please be informed by this winning notification,to file your claims,you are to
make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you through the
process to facilitate the release of your prize.To file for your claim Please
Contact your fiduciary agent
Microsoft Promotion Award Team
Head Winning Claims Dept.
Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates.We wish you
the best of luck.
Head Customercare Service
Microsoft Promotion Team