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Photos: Jackpot winner appears in a mask to claim his prize

A Jamaican man who won a lottery wore a face mask to claim his prize in order not to be recognized by his money-hungry relatives.

A. Campbell, wore a mask similar to the one from the movie Scream to claim his winnings.

He revealed he masked his face so as not to be recognized by money-hungry relatives who would expect him to share the money with them.

Mr Campbell won the lottery in November last year but waited 54 days to collect his $158.4 million ($1.17 million US) prize from the nation’s Super Lotto.

“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!’

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.

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,” said Campbell after collecting the money.

His approach is not new because due to the high levels of crime in the country, and fears that they will be hounded for money by family and friends, lottery winners in the Caribbean country often wear disguises while collecting their prizes.

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