Lottery Winner ingeniously Hides Identity while Claiming Prize by wearing ‘Scream' mask
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Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by "T".
Winning millions is something each and every one of us dream of when we buy a lottery ticket or get a scratch card. The thing is, when we do win, we imagine that what happens next can be a wonderful moment of happiness and unexplained sense of relief, knowing that for some time, we can do or afford things we want or need without having to worry about money.
In Jamaica, a certain A. Campbell won a whopping JM$158,400,000 (or US$1.1 million). He waited 54 days before going to the lottery office to collect his prize on February 5, 2019. What's oddly interesting was that the winner showed up wearing the famously iconic mask from the 1996 Scream movie, for the purpose of hiding his/her identity as the awarding ceremony was televised for the public to see. Aside from the mask, he/she wore what looked like a white lab gown to further conceal their gender.
This is not an unusual sight for the Jamaican populace though, because other winners of the country have made it a trend to wear various masks as they claim their winnings in front of the public and on TV. Take for example this Jamaican winner named N. Gray who on June 2018 showed up wearing an emoji mask. While we can see from the picture that the winner was clearly a woman, still she hid her face really well - a good strategy to protect herself from preying robbers (and even a few opportunistic relatives and friends).
There are actually many countries that allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. In the United States, only seven states out of fifty allow lottery jackpot winners to stay anonymous and these are Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. In Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, jackpot winners are actually given the choice to publicly declare their win or stay anonymous.
| doubletop777||2/14/2019 8:42:46 AM GMT|
| I can't really blame this guy for doing this and congratulations to him on his win. I think that this is a genius idea and when (please god!!) i win the lottery i will do the same thing! |
| dule-vu||2/14/2019 12:18:48 PM GMT|
| yeah,its good that people can do it!you can imagine what can happen to this person when people would know that they have over 1 million on account!they want to stay safe,but still they showed to take this big check and to make few pictures!nice idea!|
| RoninHarper||2/14/2019 2:58:46 PM GMT|
| G'day mates|
Wow ... what an awesome thing to be given the choice to remain an anonymous winner of the loto. I personally would absolutely take that option if given the choice.
wishing you all the best
| pajalnick||2/14/2019 3:21:15 PM GMT|
| Of course, it is better to remain anonymous when receiving a lot of money from the lottery ... since If your data is publicly available, this will enable the criminal to commit a crime against you ... big money attracts crime ... and therefore they have the opportunity to hide their data, of course it is better to hide them when receiving a big win|
| Mober||2/14/2019 5:25:15 PM GMT|
| I dont see the reason why this has to be televised, in the first place.|
You dont have to be a genius to understand the dangers the whole thing hides.
Good for them, they went on disguise.
Also good thing is, that they dont give out the whole name.
| bowie1984||2/14/2019 5:43:35 PM GMT|
Posted by doubletop777:
I can't really blame this guy for doing this and congratulations to him on his win. I think that this is a genius idea and when (please god!!) i win the lottery i will do the same thing!
Same here. Jamaica is really not a country where you want to show off your neighbours you have millions.
| CALICUL||2/14/2019 11:20:29 PM GMT|
| If every man has the right to remain anonymous in only 7 states of America, then i do not understand why the rest of the states forcing people to show their identity. This is an aberration or maybe it is the people and the press because need to see the winner, so as not to create suspicions. In Jamaica it's normal, is a dangerous country but in Sua there are many banks where you can keep money. |
| Gerimantas||2/15/2019 11:52:08 AM GMT|
| Of course maybe it is situation in Jamaica where is only one a.campbell so mask not do any good. Bur if we talk serious then of course it is good to hide your face and try to protect you and maybe family, because there are many bad people|
| Mober||2/15/2019 11:59:27 AM GMT|
| Indeed the smaller the place, the worst it is. Unless there are a ton of jamaicans with the|
same last name.
But even so, it is a wrong practice, and shouldnt be happen.
I understand that they want to advertise, and also show to everyone, that the whole thing
is done legally and randomly. But of the winners are hiding, from the camera,
then the purpose is lost
| dule-vu||2/15/2019 12:52:52 PM GMT|
| in my country if you win something on national lottery you dont have to do anything if you dont want!you dont have to take pictures,dont have to give name to media,nothing!you have your privacy and that is good!but you can give your personal informations if you want!|
| pajalnick||2/15/2019 4:07:53 PM GMT|
| as far as I know in Russia, too, if a person does not want everyone to know his name and his winnings, he may receive an anonymous winnings .... But this is inaccurate .... now I don’t play ... And so I don’t win .... And so I do not know the exact rules .... but it seems to me that anonymity can be observed|
| antonis321||2/15/2019 5:39:12 PM GMT|
| It's absolutely logical try hiding your identity when you win a very big prize , like a million of $$$ or more . I mean , it doesn't have to live in a place like Jamaica or another with high crime . In every country player's identity (in lottery or other similar events) should be secret , imo even for smaller wins . |
| bowie1984||2/15/2019 5:52:16 PM GMT|
Posted by CALICUL:
In Jamaica it's normal, is a dangerous country but in Sua there are many banks where you can keep money.
The USA could be dangerous too, especially if you about to have millions in front of millions. There is a good documentary about high profile former american lottery winners. Almost every one of them regretted winning the whole thing.
| dule-vu||2/16/2019 3:57:32 PM GMT|
| probably in some countries they want to take picture with people and to have their names,to show players they can win it and that is not some scam and who know who will take money!this is big commercials for them and thats why the do,but for me this would be big no no!|
| CALICUL||2/16/2019 11:22:44 PM GMT|
| They regret this thing because there is no right to anonymity. In America there is more money of course but if someone from the USA win a million dollars it was not a big problem for that man. For the others with many milllions win in the lottery yes because people can be very insensitive. Some people are even more... |
| Treebeard||2/17/2019 10:37:18 AM GMT|
| A wise man would do exactly that: hide himself from the possibility of being robbed, blackmailed or maybe something even worse!|
A big money can bring a lot of joy, may help to our wishes come true, but it can also attract a big unfortunate events if a winner is not shrewd enough.
If I won the big money, only a few closest people would be notified about it.
Not because I am tight-fisted; only because of the safety.
| dule-vu||2/17/2019 4:40:32 PM GMT|
| I would buy house on some carribean place and will be there for few months,to stay away from all people and to think on peace what to do with rest of money!its something that you can enjoy till rest of life!ofcourse not only with this 1 million to do everything,but not to work anything and to enjoy you have enough!|
| bowie1984||2/17/2019 10:06:03 PM GMT|
Posted by dule-vu:
I would buy house on some carribean place and will be there for few months,to stay away from all people and to think on peace what to do with rest of money!its something that you can enjoy till rest of life!
Maybe, but not sure how many 'safe' cities left in the caribbean, besides the obvious tourist destinations. Even there you could never be hundred percent sure you are safe.
| Mober||2/18/2019 12:01:37 PM GMT|
| You dont have to declare any data to the public here also.|
Even if you want, you can choose a lawyer to do the transaction for you.
All you have to do in this case is to trust the lawyer that wont give any details
But it is safer for the winners this way.
| Nightkid||2/18/2019 1:00:58 PM GMT|
| hahaha congratulations to the winner and very good the idea of hiding the identity with a mask xDD the truth I think it's good because sometimes when you win a prize or a very important sum you can become a victim of robbery or assault that usually happens a lot in my country only for material things (cell phone, silver, motorcycle, etc) |
| Tony_MON7ANA||2/23/2019 4:25:23 PM GMT|
| I have never been to Jamaica. I actually don't know precisely where Jamaica is located in the world. Is it in North America or Central America? Anyway, massive congratulations to the lucky lottery winner! US$1.1 million! That's a considerable sum of money.|
| CALICUL||2/24/2019 8:29:16 AM GMT|
| Jamaica is neighbor with Cuba and Haiti. You must to write on Google and you will find this thing. There the value of the money is higher than in America or Europe. It's normal for that man to wear the mask. Money they can do a lot of dangerous things. It's not good ,,to play'' with dangerous people. They do bad things for less money but for more they are savages. |