Lottery victor claims jackpot wearing ‘Scream’ mask to hide identity

13 February, 2019, 01:28 | Author: Eric Barnett
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The man, known only as A. Campbell on his giant check, wore the mask made popular by the 1996 movie "Scream" when he signed for the winning jackpot prize on February 5 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Mr Campbell waited 54 days to collect his $158.4 million ($1.17 million US) prize from the nation's Super Lotto, after his original win in November a year ago. The person arrived at the lotto centre wearing the mask from the 1996 horror flick, along with a pair of black rubber gloves.

Last year, another Jamaican lottery victor wore a yellow emoji mask to protect their identity after winning a $1.8 million lottery. [Wondering] if what I've been longing for really come true.

He said while he's alright, he feels "just a bit numb, a little bit" after his big win.

Campbell, according to the Jamaica Star, became sick when he found out he won the Super Lotto in November, after buying a ticket for $1.48.

'So I'm looking at things that can turn over the money.


A regular player, who picks his own numbers, Campbell said he was physically sick after learning of his win - to the point that he actually forgot he won.

Previous lottery winners in Jamaica have worn animal masks or emoji masks.

"I am elated, because I was drowning in debt", she said in 2018.

Determined to protect his identity, the victor collected his $1.6 million wearing a scream mask.

"In other markets, they don't necessarily do it, but here I think they opt to do it to keep themselves safe", she said, adding that officials "are not going to tell them not to do that because their safety is of paramount importance to us as well". Super Lotto that is played in the Caribbean.

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