the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam

The email below, which claims the recipients are winners in the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions" held in Canada is a lottery scam. The fake email is being sent by lottery scammers to trick potential victims into sending them their personal information and subsequently sending them money. The scammers will claim the money is for a processing fee, taxes, delivery fee or some other fee. But, if the potential victims send their personal information the scammers will take it and sell it to other scammers. And, if they send their hard-earned money, the scammers will steal it and disappear, leaving the potential victims a few hundreds or thousands of dollars broke and depressed.

the Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada Scam

The "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam


Your email ID has won $800,000.00 CAD {Eight Hundred Thousand Canadian Dollar} in the Ontario 49 Draws lottery promotions held in Canada, Ontario Toronto to be precise.

Five (5) email addresses were selected from over One Million email addresses and your email address is among the five winning email addresses in the winning pot, which was attached to Reference Number: 079 that ultimately has won you the lump sum mentioned above.

Draws Date Sat, October 25, 2017 - Lotto 6/49 draws, with winning number: 8, 15, 25, 30, 11, 32 and Bonus number: 1

Your fiduciary agent would process the release of your cash prize through our payee bank by means of Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) into your nominated bank account. Be informed that funds cannot be deducted because of the insurance policy place on it until the mentioned cash prize reaches the sole winner/beneficiary’s nominated bank account for security reason(s).

This promo is approved by the Canadian Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). To process the release of the above-mentioned cash prize, contact the fiduciary agent through the two email details below:


20 Dundas St W, Toronto,

ON M5G 2C2, Canada

Name: Kevin Rothmans (Mr)

Tel No: +1 705 242 3303

Fax No: +1 705 242 3303



You are advised to send your “Reference Number” to your broker agent Mr. Kevin Rothmans with the abovementioned details to facilitate the release of your cash prize. Keep your claim information confidential to avoid double claim which could lead to cancellation of your cash prize.

Yours in service,

Mark Boyce.

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May 20, 2021 at 3:36 AM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: Alter do Chão, Portugal

Received this scam:

"Your email has won the sum of CAD 800,000.00 in the Ontario-49 draws held in Canada. Draw date, May 15, 2021. Pay-out ref no: OLP355. To redeem, contact Bryan on email: | Tel/Fax: 1 506 267 2339 | WhatsApp: 1 705 242 3303

Yours Sincerely,

©Ontario-49 Corporation."


January 30, 2020 at 4:24 PM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam

"Subject: RE:Ontario49 New Year Award Notification

Date: 01/28/2020 4:57 am

From: "ONTARIO 49" <>

To: Recipients <>



1550 Princess Street Kingston,

ON, Canada, K7M 9E3



2 9 18 27 29 37 Bonus 17

Attn: Winner,

We happily announce to you the draw of Canadian National Lottery online Sweepstakes International program held this year 2020.

You have won (One Million Canada Dollars Only) from Canadian lottery draw 2020.

Your Email Identity was one of the selected email all over the world in the lottery draw and it comes out one of the lucky winning number.

For us to process your winning for transfer you are advice to contact our fiduciary agent with the details below for your payment.

Name: Mr. Howard Boyer .


Please forward to him the following details below

1. Name (in Full):

2. Country:

3. Address:

4. Mobile No:

5. Age:

6. Occupation/position:

7. Amount Won;

Congratulations! Once again.

Yours in service,

[Publicity Secretary]"

Here is another scam.


July 31, 2018 at 8:59 AM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: Butwal, Lumbini, Nepal

hi, I also received similar mail in which it mentioned that "Congratulations! your email address has won you US$100000.00 in the Canada Lottery Ontario 49 International Annual Promotion Draw organized and sponsored by the Canadian and South African Government's Tourism Department". from MS. Patricia Lewis. Thanks for awareness..


November 15, 2018 at 7:25 PM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: Mandaluyong, National Capital Region, Philippines

I received the same email from Patricia Lewis. My God Its totally scam.


May 18, 2018 at 3:44 PM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

I received the same email today as well. definitely a scam


April 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I received a similar e-mail... but with different information... I guess it is to be expected they would change some of it to continue the scam...


April 7, 2018 at 11:46 AM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: Ste-Clotilde, Quebec, Canada


I received the same email to my work email however it does not show my email.

Thank you


February 25, 2018 at 1:35 PM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: San Diego, California, United States

I just received this same email with different contact names. I just forwarded it to thank you!


February 20, 2018 at 8:32 PM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: Needham, Massachusetts, United States

We just received this EXACT email from Mark of Welshhome Fiduciary. They dont actually type the body of the email...the body is pasted as an image. That was another tip off for me that something was off. Like they say, if it seems too good to be true...

Thank you for confirming what I believed to be a scam.

I'm going to forward to the email address posted above.


January 17, 2018 at 12:16 AM by
the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam
an anonymous user from: Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

I reieved the simillar email but became skeptic when they made it so simple that I can deposit the money in my local bank where they have the agent which was the name of of the person and not the company. I think these people are also operating from my country too. Thanks for the awareness.


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the "Ontario 49 Draws Lottery Promotions held in Canada" Scam