KINGSTON, KOMPAS.com – Lottery winner in Jamaica wears a mask Scream while claiming the prize, for fear of being identified and the family borrowed the money.
This incident occurred at the Spanish Court hotel, the capital city Jamaica, on February 5,2019 Scream is a horror movie that was released in 1996 and the character masks have become famous since then.
The winner, identified only as A Campbell, was also wearing gloves, so no visible skin could be identified, according to local media reports Loop
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Campbell was announced as the winner by Supreme Ventures which runs the lottery. He was required to claim a prize of 158.4 million Jamaican dollars (now Rp 15.6 billion) within 90 days. He then took it on day 54
It’s about to get Real REAL for our newest #SuperMillionaire, A. Campbell since today’s the day they go home $1584 Million richer!????? ??? pic.twitter.com/kKxaIJyWgg— Supreme Ventures Ltd (@SVLGrp ) February 5, 2019
Campbell told Loop that the winning number appeared in his dream and he has been sick ever since.
” I looked at my ticket and ran to the bathroom and said, ‘I won! I won!’ he said quoted from Insider
” My head hurt for three days because I was thinking too much. (Wondering) if what I wanted really came true. I had a stomach ache for two weeks, sometimes so sick I forgot I won,” added Campbell.
Campbell said he plans to use the money to buy a new house. .
Then about the reason for wearing a mask Scream, he reasoned to cover up his identity so that it wouldn’t exist. people come to borrow their money. Previously, other winners wore emoji masks when picking up prizes.
Quoted from Times Now News, Campbell family “hungry money” so he has to hide his identity when taking the prize.
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Matt Cosgriff who is a financial planner certified told Insider, protecting one’s identity is a great idea after such a windfall.
” I think trying to remain anonymous and stay anonymous is a great idea after winning the lottery because it helps maintain a certain level of privacy to ensure no one comes up to you and asks for money,” Cosgriff explained. )
The Jamaica Star at the time reported that local lottery winners feared their faces were broadcast on television because crime was rampant in the country. .
“People are suddenly getting tens of millions of dollars, this is new to them, and they are afraid of being targeted,” National Security spokesman Fitz Jackson toldJamaica Star
Also read: What Is The Lottery and Why Is It Not Banned in America?
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