First off I know this is a bit unorthadox this day and age, as everything through email is a scam. But this one is very intricate. For the reason that some websites wether you know it or not, can enter your email into a draw. Now all the scammers have to do is connect themselves to the british lottery corp, start sendin emails like this :
REF NO: BLP/ 24-FB-426253
We are pleased to inform you of 12TH-MAR-2007 BRITISH LOTTERY6/49
LOTTERY draw.Your e-mail address attached to e-Number
644701836872,with serial number 64483-72 drew the lucky Winning
Numbers 061840434749 and consequently won the lottery in the 2nd
So many people will think it's legit because your email MAY have actually have been entered, making the possibilty of winning feasible.
Just sayin guys, they're gettin trickier. Just a heads up