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Scream: Lottery Winner Picks Up Jackpot Wearing Ghostface Mask

A Jamaican man turned up to claim his country's Super Lotto prize of $1.2 million wearing the Ghostface mask from popular horror franchise Scream.

The man, who identified himself as A. Campbell, decided to collect the prize incognito so he wouldn't have to share the money with cash-hungry relatives. He waited 54 days to redeem his winning ticket after his original win in November.

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"Normally, I would write down the numbers from the [televised] draw, eat and then go and check my numbers," he said to Jamaican media. "I looked at my ticket [that night] and ran into my bathroom and said: 'I won! I won!' My head hurt me for three days because I was thinking so much. [Wondering] if what I’ve been longing for really come true. I had a belly ache for two weeks, sometimes I feel so much pain I forgot that I had won."

The Jamaican press pictures from the event showed him shaking hands with lottery executives and receiving his cheque while wearing the signature mask made famous by the Wes Craven slasher films.

This isn't the first case of lottery winners in the Caribbean wearing disguises while collecting their prizes due to safety concerns and also to keep their claims anonymous. Last June, another Super Lotto winner in Jamaica claimed her prize wearing an emoji mask to protect her identity.

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