A Jamaican man identified as A. Campbell who won a whooping about of $158.4 million dollars in a lottery decided to collect his winnings wearing a mask.
According to him, he did so to avoid recognition by friends who may want some money from him.
The Jamaican winner posed with his winning at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston last week. Not an inch of Mr. Campbell was exposed — donned in a full coat, long pants and gloves in an effort to completely conceal his identity.
Campbell’s haul amounts to 158,400,000 Jamaican dollars, or about $1,171,424 in U.S. currency.
Supreme Ventures runs the game in several islands. Campbell checked his ticket after the company advertised that the 90-day deadline to claim the ticket was fast approaching. It was day 54.
The windfall appears to have come at just the right time, since Campbell told Loop Jamaica he has been feeling sick.
“I looked at my ticket and ran into my bathroom and said, ‘I won! I won!’ From the day I found out that I won, I’ve been sick. 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,” he said.
Campbell said the winning numbers came to him in a dream. The first thing he will do with the cash is purchase a home.