A Jamaican who won a lottery has decided to put on a mask to claim his £1million prize.
The lottery winner, whose name was given as A Campbell, said he wore the mask so he couldn’t be recognised by money-hungry relatives who would be expecting a share of his money.
A. Campbell won the lottery in November last year but waited 54 days to claim his prize of $1.17 million US.
After winning the lottery, 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!’
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.”