Jamaican lottery winner shows up in winking emoji mask to accept $180-million prize

Image via Supreme Ventures Ltd Twitter account
  • A Jamaican lottery winner showed up in an emoji mask to collect her winnings valued at $180,900,000
  • According to The Jamaica Star, she had used the disguise in response to rampant crimes in the country

To protect her identity, a Jamaican lottery winner showed up to collect her winnings on a big winking emoji face that covered her entire head.

Dressed in loose-fitting clothing and a smiling emoji mask on her face, N. Gray yesterday collected her check, valued at $180,900,000, from Supreme Ventures after winning the Super Lotto draw.

She posed for the cameras holding a giant cardboard check and sporting her smiling and winking mask.

“I am elated, because I was drowning in debt,” she told The Gleaner.

“I started buying Super Lotto in January… Now [that] I’ve won, I want to clear my debt, invest and I want to do some traveling. I would like to construct a community center for the youths in my community, so they can engage in something productive; somewhere where they can do information technology.”

“God allowed this to happen,” she added. Apparently, she started buying Super Lotto in January, and normally chose random numbers.

She happens to be employed, but stated that she’s not going to leave her job.

Lottery winners in the Caribbean country often wear disguises when collecting their winnings due to high crime and the fear of being hounded for money from friends and family.