Lottery victor claims prize in "Scream" mask to hide identity

Roman Schwartz
February 13, 2019

The man, known only as A. Campbell on his giant check, wore the mask made popular by the 1996 movie "Scream" when he signed for the winning jackpot prize on February 5 in Kingston, Jamaica.

A CBS affiliate KDKA reported that a man did not want to reveal his identity while claiming his prize money of $158,400,000 Jamaican dollars, or roughly $1,171,424 in USA currency. Along with wearing the mask, the person reportedly wore gloves, a long coat, and trousers to hide their identity. His delay in collecting seems to have been due to the fact that his unprecedented good luck also came with a serious hit of bad: Campbell claims he fell seriously ill, just after receiving his winning ticket!

Campbell told the Jamaica Star that after he won in November, he felt sick for days "because I was thinking so much".

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

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She said the incident had no bearing on the relationship between the two nations and she wouldn't be seeking reassurance on that point from Chinese officials.

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

He reportedly said the winning numbers came to him in a dream. I haven't found it yet, but I'll be looking for one soon.

Campbell is the 17th victor of the Jamaican Super Lotto. "Sometimes I feel so much pain I forgot that I won". "[Wondering] if what I've been longing for really come true", Campbell said. I have a little business, so I plan to make it bigger, buy an apartment.

While the masked victor didn't reveal much personal information, he did say he was going to invest the money in a house, according to Loop.

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