Lottery Winner Wears Mask To Claim His Prize
Lottery Winner Wears Mask To Claim His Prize, A Jamaican man, whose name was given just as A. Cambell, won a lottery and turned up in a mask to claim his £1million prize.
The man wore a cover like the one from the film Scream to claim his rewards. He said he did as such so as not to be seen by cash-hungry relatives who might anticipate that he should impart the cash to them.
Mr Campbell won the lottery in November last year but waited 54 days to collect his $158.4 million (£1.17 million US) prize from the nation’s Super Lotto.
He said after winning the lottery:
Normally, I would write down the numbers from the [televised] draw, eat and then go and check my numbers.
I looked at my ticket [that night] and ran into my bathroom and said: ‘I won! I won!’
I want to get a nice house. I haven’t found it yet, but I’ll be looking for one soon. I like to handle money. I don’t beg, I don’t borrow.
So I’m looking at things that can turn over the money. I have a little business, so I plan to make it bigger, buy an apartment. I love to have money.
A. Cambell isn’t the first lottery winner to wear a mask while claiming his money. Lottery winners in the Caribbean country often wear disguises while collecting their prizes due to high levels of crime in the country, and fears that they will be hounded for money by family and friends.