Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Man claims lottery jackpot wearing 'Scream' mask to hide identity

The winner prepares to collect his winnings of $158 million Jamaican dollars or around US $1.1 million The winner prepares to collect his winnings of $158 million Jamaican dollars or around US $1.1 million
Nellie Chapman | 12 February, 2019, 23:46

According to reports, a person recently won the Super Lotto in Jamaica, and wore a "Scream" mask to claim the prize last week.

Aside from the "Scream" mask, made popular in 1996, the man was only identified as A. Campbell, and also wore a full coat, long trousers, and gloves to hide his identity. In June, a woman who won $180,900,000 in Jamaican money wore a winking emoji face mask to hide who she was.

Last year, another Jamaican lottery victor wore a yellow emoji mask to protect their identity after winning a $1.8 million lottery.

He said, "I looked at my ticket and ran into my bathroom and said, 'I won!"

Campbell, the man or woman picked up the cheque in Kingston for $158,400,000 (which equals almost $1.2 million USD) without revealing their identity. "My head hurt me for three days because I was thinking so much".

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

The man won the lottery almost two months ago, but said he was sick and didn't collect the jackpot until now.

Winning the lottery may seem like a dream come true, but the fear of getting robbed after that? "From the day I found out that I won, I've been sick".

"Unfortunately, Jamaica is not like other markets", Clarke-Cooper told the newspaper about the lottery. I want to get a nice house. "I don't beg, I don't borrow", he said.

Wes Craven's "Scream" is one of the most successful horror film franchises in history after the first movie was released in 1996.