The lottery scam is an attempt by scammers to trick potential victims into sending them money they claim are for taxes and other fees required before their potential victims receive their so-called lottery prizes. But, once the scammers have received money from their potential victims, they will disappear, and some may continue to attempt to trick the same victims into sending more money.
The "Google/Windows Live U.K End of Year Sweepstakes" Lottery Scam
From: Holle McSpadden
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 5:06 PM
To: Holle McSpadden
Subject: Notification from Google
Google/Windows Live U.K End of Year Sweepstakes has selected your email for a grand prize of 750, 000 Pounds. Contact email@example.com for claim procedures.