Winning the lottery can sometimes be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you get filthy rich and on the other hand, people are going to know you’re now filthy rich. And then there’s the family, relatives and friends who will suddenly try to be extra friendly to get your attention (and money).
While most lottery winners who are paranoid about the above-mentioned situation would usually come in with their faces covered, one man decided to go all out.
On February 5, a Jamaican man only known as A. Campbell came to collect his Super Lotto winnings of JMD158 million (approx. RM4.76 million) dressed head-to-toe as the Ghostface Killer from popular horror franchise Scream, reported the Washington Post.
Clad in a white cape, black gloves, and an iconic Ghostface mask, A. Campbell turned up at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston. He took 54 days to come to collect his new fortune as he felt sick, according to Supreme Ventures, the company running the lottery in the Caribbean. As it turns out, he had been overwhelmed by the win.
“My head hurt me for three days because I was thinking so much, 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 won,” Campbell said to reporters from the Jamaica Star.
Campbell mentioned to the press that he was feeling better now, saying, “I’m kind of okay, I’m just a bit numb, a little bit.”
Having officially won on November 23 last year (2018), Campbell knew that with the 90-day prize collection deadline coming up, he was cutting it pretty close.
“I was aware of the 90-day deadline, I just wanted to get myself together before I came forward,” he said.
With almost two whole months to mull over what to do with his newfound wealth, he told the Jamaica Star one of his first purchases was going to be a house, saying, “I want to get a house, 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,” Campbell stated, asserting his goal to hold onto his jackpot for as long as possible.
Apparently, Supreme Ventures assists any winners who want to wear costumes a report reveals, stating that winners should be mindful that once they come into new money, they are targets of harassment.
“People have been coming with their own disguises. They usually don’t need our help, and they are usually very creative, perhaps beyond anything that we could think of or imagine, and it has been very effective over the years,” said Simone Clarke-Cooper, a senior executive from Supreme Ventures.
Interestingly enough, Campbell seemed to have planned it all out, paying homage to the 1996 slasher film “Scream,” which starred Neve Campbell.
What a lucky guy! We hope he’ll be able to achieve all his goals. As for our readers, we gotta ask: Do any of you believe in buying 4D? What would you do if you won the lottery and what costume would you wear to hide your identity? Let us know in the comments!
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