Man disguises himself in 'Scream' mask to accept $158.4 million lotto check

Man disguises himself in 'Scream' mask to accept $158.4 million lotto check

Man disguises himself in 'Scream' mask to accept $158.4 million lotto check

A lottery victor hit the jackpot last week in Jamaica, and the person showed up to claim the winnings wearing a Scream mask in an attempt to protect his identity.

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.

Jamaican law states that lottery winners have to pick up their winning check in person, in front of cameras, leading to several recent winners donning masks in a bid to keep their identities secret.

Donning a white ghostly mask made popular by the film, the victor, identified only as A. Campbell, arrived at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston to pick up his giant check, Inside Edition reports.

"I found out [I won] the same night", he said.

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

He said: "I want to get a house, I want to get a nice house".

Mr Campbell, who had 90 days to collect his mega win, also said that he made himself ill from overthinking after he found out he was now a millionaire. "I don't beg, I don't borrow", he added. I like to handle money. "I love to have money".

Simone Clarke-Cooper, assistant vice-president of Group Corporate Communications at Supreme Ventures, told the Jamaica Star that others had started doing the same thing.

Supreme Ventures Limited, who runs the Super Lotto in the Caribbean islands, posted a photo of the man picking up his massive check on Twitter.

"(Wondering) if what I've been longing for (had) really come true.

He added: "I had a belly ache for two weeks, sometimes I feel so much pain I forgot that I had won".

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