Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Business | By Eloise Houston

Jamaican Lotto Winner Claims $1.2 Million Prize In Scream Mask

Jamaican Lotto Winner Claims $1.2 Million Prize In Scream Mask

"I won!' From the day I found out that I won, I've been sick". Along with wearing the mask, the person reportedly wore gloves, a long coat, and trousers to hide their identity.

And past year, a judge in New Hampshire in the USA made history after ruling a $US560 million Powerball jackpot victor could remain anonymous after a lengthy legal battle.

"I like to handle money", he said. "I don't beg, I don't borrow", he added. "I love to have money".

Identified only as A Campbell, the lottery victor won 158 million Jamaican dollars - or approximately 1.1 million USD - as part of Supreme Venture's Super Lotto.

The Jamaican victor, who took home $158,400,000 Jamaican dollars (or around $1,171,400 in US money), collected his winnings on February 5.

Campbell actually took 54 days to present his winning ticket, and Supreme Ventures had to place advertisements in the media, urging the victor to claim the prize before the 90-day deadline elapsed, according to St. Lucia's The Loop.

Campbell, was pictured receiving his enormous cheque and shaking hands with lottery bigwigs while wearing the iconic mask from the Scream film franchise.

"I found out [I won] the same night", he said. He plans to buy a home with some of the cash.

Supreme Ventures runs the game in several islands.

"My head hurt me for three days because I was thinking so much, [wondering] if what I've been longing for really came true".

He claimed he'd fallen ill after his win, sometimes finding himself in so much pain he'd forgotten his life-changing victory.

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

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