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Jamaican Lotto Winner Claims $1.2 Million Prize In Scream Mask

Jamaican Lotto Winner Claims $1.2 Million Prize In Scream Mask

A lottery victor in Jamaica who seemingly wanted to remain anonymous chose quite the mask to hide his face.

Identified only as A Campbell, the victor of Jamaica's JM$158.4 million Super Lotto arrived at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston looking like he was more ready for a Halloween party than anything else. "Sometimes I feel so much pain I forgot that I won". In addition to the mask, the victor wore a long coat, trousers and gloves.

This is reportedly the first time somebody has tried a Scream mask though - here's hoping it also works to intimidate any casual acquaintances looking for a loan.

Campbell purchased the ticket for $200 in Jamaican money, which amounts to $1.49 in USA dollars. Supreme Ventures tweeted out photos last week showing him - in costume - collecting his million-dollar prize, then posing with his giant check.

"Sure enough they wrote me the one dollar cheque and had me hold it up and took the picture", Heep said.

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The super-millionaire, known only as A. Campbell, won the jackpot after buying a Super Lotto ticket for JMD200 ($1.5 or P77), as per St. Lucia News Online on February 6.

The Jamaican man checked his ticket after the company said the deadline to claim the ticket was approaching without a victor coming forward. "I don't beg, I don't borrow".

According to St Lucia News, he said: "I looked at my ticket and ran into my bathroom and said, 'I won! I love to have money".

'So I'm looking at things that can turn over the money. I have a little business, so I plan to make it bigger, buy an apartment.

In many American states, lottery winners are forced by law to reveal their identities - or forfeit their winnings.