These scammers are saying that you've "won" $1.22 million from Coca-Cola, in "conjunction" with the Canadian lottery. They even had a fancy Word document all drawn up with pictures of happy people and an "authorized" signature. All the images were downloaded from the internet, of course. "Your e-mail" has "been approved" as the "lucky winner." Just one of the problems with this is that it was bulk-mailed out to hundreds or perhaps thousands of people.
Yes, Coke might have some special promotions from time-to-time when they'll give away free bottles of Coke products, if you have a winning code under a bottlecap, or something like that. No corporation or company, big or small, however, has any "lottery," and they certainly do not choose "winners" by e-mail address or mobile phone number. It's just a big lottery scam.
In the United States, lotteries are strictly regulated by each State. There isn't any such thing as a business giving away "lottery winnings" unless it's been approved to do so. If a normal business like Coke or John Deere do give money away, it is an advertising gimmick known as philanthropy, and the money always goes to worthy causes, not to individual people.
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