The man – who accepted a cheque made out to ‘A Campbell’, but offered no other indication of his identity – had won a Jamaican lottery with an $158 million prize (£900,000). The Jamaica Star says that another lottery winner showed up earlier this year wearing an emoji mask.
The company behind the lottery, Supreme Ventures, says it helps winners to disguise themselves if they ask to. Jamaican security expert Robert Finzi-Smith told the Jamaica Star, ‘So it’s only right, if you’re allowed, to conceal your identity. It can’t save you the entire way, but it will reduce a great deal of the stress otherwise.
‘Once somebody knows that you’ve come into a sum of money, a little larger than normal, you suddenly start to find that you have relatives that you didn’t know that you had.
Jamaicans tend to have a feeling that if you don’t become a benefactor to everyone near and far, then you ‘mean’, and you’re no good.’
Campbell told the Jamaica Star, ‘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.
— Supreme Ventures Ltd (@SVLGrp) February 5, 2019
‘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.’
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