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Yes, chances are you've won nothing and they are going to hound you until you order magazines. Even IF you order magazines, they will try to keep baiting you and put you on every mail order list in the world. Get ready for a LOT of junk mail.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news : (
Prize payouts are supposed to be random. They are just as likely to be someone who is already a millionaire as you. No where does PCH claim they will award things to someone who 'needs' it.
I'd argue that the single parent, living paycheck to paycheck shouldn't be playing the lottery anyway...
This is a SCAM. Check out the below link for confirmation of various scams, including the famous Yahoo/MSN lottery scams and how to report them.
Unscrupulous thieves have sent you this email and they are trying to part you from your hard earned cash. They will often ask you to call a premium rate number and keep you holding on whilst you rack up a huge phone bill. They are then paid a large proportion of this phone bill. They may ask you to divulge personal information about yourself or ask for your bank or credit card details. Do not divulge any such information under any circumstances. It is surprising how many innocent victims have been duped by these types of emails. Just remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete the email and send it into cyberspace, hopefully along with the thieving scumbags who send them.
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