Luck chain letter (published).  Death-Lottery type.  "It Works." No title (?). US, 1985.

This letter has been sent to you for good luck. 'The original is in England. It has been around the world nine times. The luck has now been sent to you. You will receive good luck within four days of receiving this letter, providing you in turn send it on. This is no joke. Send copies to people you think need good luck. Don't send money, as fate has no price. Do not keep this letter. It must leave your hands within 96 hours.

An RAF officer received $70,000. Joe Elliot received $40,000 and lost it because he broke the chain. While in the Philippines Gene Welch lost his wife six days after receiving this letter and failing to circulate it. However, before her death he received $7,755,000.

The chain comes from Venezuela and was written by Saul Anthony De Coup, a missionary from South Africa. Since the copy must make a tour of the world, you must make 20 copies and send them to your friends and associates. After a few days you will get a surprise. This is true even if you are not superstitious. Constantine Dias received the chain in 1953 and asked his secretary to send out 20 copies. A few days later he won a lottery of two million dollars. Please don't ignore this letter. "It works!"

Paige, Woody.  Denver Post,  "Unchained letter," March 17, 1985. The following letter "came two weeks ago." Probably corrected, possibly edited. My format.


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