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

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Campbell told the newspaper that he knew the deadline to cash out was coming up later in February, but "I just wanted to get myself together before I came forward".

Campbell, was pictured receiving his enormous cheque and shaking hands with lottery bigwigs while wearing the iconic mask from the Scream film franchise.

He only did so after lottery officials urged the unknown victor to come forward before the strict 90-day deadline passed.

The victor, identified only as A. Campbell, won a prize that amounted to over $1 million US dollars.

A lottery victor in Jamaica who seemingly wanted to remain anonymous chose quite the mask to hide his face. "I don't beg, I don't borrow", he said.

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

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

Gail Abrahams, the vice-president of marketing communication and sponsorship at Supreme Ventures Limited, the company behind the Super Lotto, told the Jamaican Star many winners chose to don disguises to claim their prize.

Campbell, the Jamaican victor posed with his winning at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston last week.

He said he plans to start looking for a nice house to buy and expand his business with his winnings. I like to handle money.

He claimed he'd fallen ill after his win, sometimes finding himself in so much pain he'd forgotten his life-changing victory. He apparently got sick on the day he found out he won the Super Lotto last November 23, 2018 and waited 54 days to come forward.

'So I'm looking at things that can turn over the money.

In many American states, lottery winners are forced by law to reveal their identities - or forfeit their winnings.

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