Lottery winner wears ‘Scream’ mask to hide identity after hitting $1.5M jackpot

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A lottery winner 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 man hit the $158,400,000 (about $1.5 million CAD) Jamaican Super Lotto jackpot, claiming the prize late last week. The person arrived at the lotto centre wearing the mask from the 1996 horror flick, along with a pair of black rubber gloves.

The person was only identified as A. Campbell. According to local media, it took Campbell 54 days to claim his prize after falling ill.

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“My head hurt me for three days because I was thinking so much. [Wondering] if what I’ve been longing for really come true. I had a belly ache for two weeks, sometimes I feel so much pain I forgot that I had won,” Campbell told St. Lucia’s The Loop.

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Last year, another Jamaican lottery winner wore a yellow emoji mask to protect their identity after winning a $1.8 million lottery.

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Last month, a man in Iowa won $1 on a scratch ticket and drove all the way down to lottery headquarters and insisted on being paid out with a massive novelty cheque.

Tyler Heep hit the $1 jackpot earlier this month and instead of getting another ticket or putting that George Washington towards a cup of coffee, he decided to head over to Iowa Lottery headquarters and asked to be treated like he hit the big one.

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“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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