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Jamaican lottery winner wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity

Feb 12, 2019, 1:06 pm

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A lottery winner in Jamaica who seemingly wanted to remain anonymous chose quite the mask to conceal his face.

Dressed in a mask of "Ghostface" — a character in the "Scream" movies with a signature white face and long, wide-opened mouth — the winner, only identified as A. Campbell, collected his winnings of roughly $158,400,000 in Jamaican dollars, which equates to over $1,171,400 in U.S. currency.

Campbell, according to the Jamaica Star, became sick when he found out he won the Super Lotto in November, after buying a $200 ticket.

"I found out [I won] the same night," he said. "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!'"

He reportedly picked up his check on Feb. 5. He said while he's alright, he "just a bit numb, a little bit" after his big win.

Campbell appeared to have contemplated how to responsibly handle the money.

"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," he said. "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."

Campbell isn't the first Super Lotto winner to protect their identity following their win. In June, a woman who won $180,900,000 in Jamaican money wore a winking emoji facemask to conceal who she was.

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Simpsonville
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Learn something new everyday and this article was it.  Had no earthly idea Jamaica even had a lottery.

 

Don't blame the winners for concealing their identities in that country one bit.

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    Fresno, California
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    Congratulations to A. Campbell from Jamaica. Be smart with your $158,400,000.00 Jamaican dollars. Spend some of your $1,171,400.00 U.S. currency on security for both self and home. Dance

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      Cheers good for him & his assumed family

        Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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        LOLha ha i love the scream mask. i do not blame such person, ONE BIT.

         

        So many are crazy out here or as daddy and mommie would say, "Just plain EVIL."

         

        RIP ABRAHAM SHAKESPEARE who was forced to RIP so early in heaven , why?

        All because of a no good POS greedy no good chick named killer dee dee, and her younger "boyfriend" boy toy who 

        she bought a brand NEW truck for! Then attempted to lie saying,"I am innocent" smdh  ugh.No No when i think about it i get mad, i wish she got death row, and i am one who believe that EACH STATE should have a choice of either anonymous  or at least only our INITIALS, "age range" and

        of course yes tell what store we bought it at, and county we reside in is suffice,more than enough, not entire name

        photos etc.,

        Glad he won, congrats!White Bounce

        Won(2020) $22,000. Let's Go NC! Time 2 break the bank, baby! 1034 1021 1061 1117

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          Simpsonville
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          LOLha ha i love the scream mask. i do not blame such person, ONE BIT.

           

          So many are crazy out here or as daddy and mommie would say, "Just plain EVIL."

           

          RIP ABRAHAM SHAKESPEARE who was forced to RIP so early in heaven , why?

          All because of a no good POS greedy no good chick named killer dee dee, and her younger "boyfriend" boy toy who 

          she bought a brand NEW truck for! Then attempted to lie saying,"I am innocent" smdh  ugh.No No when i think about it i get mad, i wish she got death row, and i am one who believe that EACH STATE should have a choice of either anonymous  or at least only our INITIALS, "age range" and

          of course yes tell what store we bought it at, and county we reside in is suffice,more than enough, not entire name

          photos etc.,

          Glad he won, congrats!White Bounce

          I personally wanted Dee Dee to meet the same fate as Abraham, you know an eye for an eye.

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            I plan to dress as the doll Anabelle...from the movie.

            Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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              He should have concealed his name also as he can still be found by all the scammers.

              "May The Numbers Be With Us All $$$$"....js1237....Sun Smiley

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                Kunming
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                In China it's a given to disguise yourself when claiming a jackpot. They blur your face for any photographs published or you can wear  an outfit from a Disney character or a mask, etc. I don't see any reason why the criminals should know who you are. Congratulations! yeah men!

                Party 

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                  Nothing beats a Nixon mask. It's universally recognized, and he was a real living character, the beloved Leader of the Free World.Big Smile

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                    LOLha ha i love the scream mask. i do not blame such person, ONE BIT.

                     

                    So many are crazy out here or as daddy and mommie would say, "Just plain EVIL."

                     

                    RIP ABRAHAM SHAKESPEARE who was forced to RIP so early in heaven , why?

                    All because of a no good POS greedy no good chick named killer dee dee, and her younger "boyfriend" boy toy who 

                    she bought a brand NEW truck for! Then attempted to lie saying,"I am innocent" smdh  ugh.No No when i think about it i get mad, i wish she got death row, and i am one who believe that EACH STATE should have a choice of either anonymous  or at least only our INITIALS, "age range" and

                    of course yes tell what store we bought it at, and county we reside in is suffice,more than enough, not entire name

                    photos etc.,

                    Glad he won, congrats!White Bounce

                    I Agree!

                    Life, love, family Love

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                      Seattle, Washington
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                      If I win, I'll be wearing either a Beavis/Butthead mask, or I'm going to come as The Dude from The Big Lebowski...  Big Smile

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                        Northern Beaches
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                        He was right, the crime rate in Jamaica is very high. Lottery winners shouldn't be required to do a press conference. In the UK, winners automatically have the right to remain anonymous, which the vast majority do. UK Lottery winners, who do opt for publicity, end up regretting their decision.

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                          Learn something new everyday and this article was it.  Had no earthly idea Jamaica even had a lottery.

                           

                          Don't blame the winners for concealing their identities in that country one bit.

                          There are lotteries in different African countries as well...the lottery is not exclusive to the Western world of Canada, America, Australia and Europe.

                          By golly, I was planning to pull a similar stunt had I been so fortunate to win that $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

                          But if I should win in the near future, one thing I will repeat time and time again during the press conference is that my first name is No, middle name is Not and I am changing my last name to Today. So if you come asking for anything, especially those preacher types, I will respond with my name...No Not Today.

                          Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is one  MIRACLE I desire for 2019!!!  NOW come to my subconscious mind you 6 winning numbers!US Flag