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Nigerian officials baffled by unclaimed millions

Officials in Nigeria are baffled as to why nearly $800m in lottery winnings have gone unclaimed.

Micheal Jongani, President of the Nigerian National Lottery claims his staff have gone out of their way to track down winners.

Most of the unclaimed prizes seem to be held by British and American expats. We’ve written to them, called them multiple times and have sent them email after email. All of this has been totally ignored.

The funds will be held for up to 12 months after the ticket was purchased, after which, the money will be burned.

Don’t think, just because we’re African we’re in desperate need of money. We’re drowning in oil and diamonds down here! We have no use for more money!

In related news, the nephew of the disposed King of Swaziland still says he’s looking for somebody overseas to accept large amounts of cash to pass through their accounts. He says he has been disappointed that people don’t answer emails once he asks for the fees required for paperwork.

You don’t get something for nothing you know!

 

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Posted by on September 29, 2011. Filed under Africa,zParody Fake Newsz. Post tags:, ,
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4 Responses to Nigerian officials baffled by unclaimed millions

  1. Mr Smith Reply

    October 11, 2011 at 7:49 am

    English man baffled why he is the only person so far to comment on nice site.

    • TheGoldRush Reply

      October 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      I'm baffled too… *sniffle*…

  2. Mr Smith Reply

    October 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Keep it up! Like the face lift :)

    • TheGoldRush Reply

      October 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      Cheers Monsieur, bit of work required to tidy it up but liking it so far.

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