Jamaican Lottery Winner Claims Cheque In Full Scream Costume

Kenny Grant
February 13, 2019

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

Decked out in a full-length coat, long trousers, gloves and the mask made famous by the horror movie franchise, he arrived incognito in a bid to hide his identity - a common practice in the Caribbean given the high levels of crime and fears of being hounded for money by family and friends.

According to reports, a person recently won the Super Lotto in Jamaica, and wore a "Scream" mask to claim the prize last week.

Mr Campbell waited 54 days to collect his $158.4 million ($1.17 million US) prize from the nation's Super Lotto, after his original win in November previous year.

Previous year in Jamaica, a woman who won the Super Lotto jackpot wore a mask of a winking smiley-face emoji when she went to collect her prize. "[Wondering] if what I've been longing for really come true", Campbell said.

Campbell said the winning numbers came to him in a dream.

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The emoji mask-wearing victor, identified only as N. Gray, won $180 million Jamaican dollars and wore the mask "in response to rampant crime in the country", Sky News reported. I won!' From the day I found out that I won, I've been sick.

Simone Clarke-Cooper, a lottery organizer, said that prior winners have used disguises for protection.

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

She noted: "People have been coming with their own disguises".

He told the Jamaica Star that he plans to buy "a nice house".

Wes Craven's "Scream" is one of the most successful horror film franchises in history after the first movie was released in 1996.

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