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Lottery victor wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity

13 February 2019
Lottery victor wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity

A Jamaican man who won $100 million in the lottery had a most unusual way of accepting his prize money: by putting on the mask of the infamous "Ghostface" murder from the Scream movies and TV series to accept his Super Lotto check!

The ghoulish victor picked up a cheque for a whopping $158.4 million in the Super Lotto jackpot, though this sum is considerably less whopping when you convert it from Jamaican dollars to USA dollars ($1.17 million / £907,000). The person arrived at the lotto centre wearing the mask from the 1996 horror flick, along with a pair of black rubber gloves.

Campbell, the Jamaican victor posed with his winning at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston last week.

'I looked at my ticket [that night] and ran into my bathroom and said: 'I won! [Wondering] if what I've been longing for really come true.

The victor also told Loop that the winning numbers came to him in a dream, and the first thing he will do with the cash is buy a house. "I haven't found it yet, but I'll be looking for one soon", he said. "I don't beg, I don't borrow. I had a belly ache for two weeks, sometimes I feel so much pain I forgot that I had won", he said.

Lottery winners in the Caribbean country often wear disguises while collecting their prizes due to high levels of crime in the country, and fears that they will be hounded for money by family and friends.

"Unfortunately, Jamaica is not like other markets", she said.

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He told the Jamaica Star that he plans to buy "a nice house".