The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam

If you have received BigBig Lotto International Programs emails similar to the one below, you should delete them. And you should not contact the sender and should never give out personal information. Also, never pay any fees of any kind. A legitimate lottery does not ask for such information and will NOT ask you to send money in order to receive a lottery prize. Most of lottery scammers operate overseas, so they can safely scam you without the fear of being caught easily.

The BigBig Lotto International Programs is a Lottery Scam

A Sample of the "BigBig Lotto International Programs" Lottery Scam


Date: November 2, 2017 at 8:42:12 AM MDT

Subject: YOU WON $2,100,000.00


You have won on the computer ballot,

the sum of $2,100,000.00 in cash.

Please contact

your claim agent for your immediate payment Mr.KHOZA IRVAN

Telephone: +27 633 207 827




We are pleased to inform you that the announcement made this year Winners of the BigBig Lotto International Programs, as part of our promotional draws. Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 4017-4162-1018, with serial number SH4710019 drew the Winning numbers 70, 35, 11, 72, 41 and Bonus number 1



Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,100,000.00 in cash, which is the winning pay-out for Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$26,650,000.00 shared among the seven international winners in the Second category.

Fill up the Form for your claims

(1)Full name: .

(2)Country of origin..

(3) Date of birth ..

(4)Contact telephone and fax number

(5)Residential address

(6) Gender .

Remember, sending your personal information to lottery scammers will only help them rip you off. Every month, thousands of fake lottery scam email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into sending their personal information and money.

For online users who have already been tricked by the fraudulent e-mail, please be careful next time. This is because the cyber-criminals/scammers will contact those online users using the information they have submitted in an attempt to scam them.

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September 23, 2023 at 3:59 AM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Exactly its same email from same address. Totally a scam.


September 16, 2022 at 12:29 AM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Eti Osa, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Exactly what I got ooo


March 2, 2022 at 1:48 AM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Newlands, Gauteng, South Africa

I got this message today claiming I won $21000000 and they asked for my personal details. "Amos Williams" was behind it as "my claim agent". I've learnt my lesson today.


December 16, 2021 at 8:41 AM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Duberger-les Saules, Quebec, Quebec, Canada

I receive same massage from scame lottery,

This is informations;

Call. Khoza

Phone: 27 78 111 9204



March 22, 2021 at 7:06 AM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Aydinlikevler, Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

I received an email today according to what you mentioned above.


November 20, 2020 at 9:30 PM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

I received this email today, I knew it was a scam, but you know, when it comes to a huge amount of money there's always that part of your mind that wants to make sure.


August 27, 2020 at 2:22 PM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Islamabad, Pakistan

I receive a mail in 2014 like this and I forgot this.


March 4, 2019 at 5:30 AM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

My partner recieved an email tonight from the big big lotto. I played along and sent my partners name, email, age, occupation etc etc, and I will await their response!

Obviously an idiot will be stupid enough to send money, lol, which I am not one of them, so I will fill you in along the journey, haha.


November 25, 2018 at 8:22 AM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Sixth of October, Giza, Egypt

Received this scam:

"You have won on the computer ballot,

the sum of $2,100,000.00 in cash.



Please contact

your claim agent for your immediate payment


Telephone: 27 78 111 9204


attached application form"


July 1, 2018 at 12:07 PM by
The "BigBig Lotto International Programs" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Riyadh, Ar Riya?, Saudi Arabia

I have received an email message today

you have won the computer ballot the sum of 2,100,000,00 please contact

your claim agent for your immediate payment:

"MR:khoza Irvan

universal lottery

prize award notification

we are pleased to inform you that the announcement mad this year winners of the big big lotto international

programs, as part of our promotional draws, note that your email address qualified for the draw as a result of

your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions your company email address

attached to ticket number 407-4162-1018

with serial number, sh4710019 drew the winning numbers 70,35,11,72,41,and bonus number 1

reference number;16 006 1094 lipda sa

participants were selected though a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,00 email addresses of the world as part of our electronic business promotions program you have therefore been approved a lump sum payout of US 2,100,000,00 in cash which is the winning payout for second category winners. this is from the total prize money of US 26,650,000,00 shared among the seven international winners in the second category"

I received this message in a jpg file and asked to send my personal information

I am puzzled by my concern and very worried that I opened the file jpg

Please help how do I act?


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