Woman Wears Emoji Mask To Hide Identity While Collecting Lottery Check

Ms Gray chose a creative disguise when she picked up her cheque. Pic Supreme Ventures Ltd

It appears the idea is finally making it's way to the States, because this past February, the person who won a $560 million lottery prize in America urged the courts to allow her to remain anonymous while claiming her prize too. In what has become a viral moment, the lottery victor showed up wearing an emoji mask.

Simone Clarke-Cooper, the lottery organiser's assistant vice-president of group corporate communications, told the newspaper that previous winners have resorted to disguises to protect themselves. A picture of her wearing a winking face mask at a ceremony by Supreme Ventures to present her with her winnings has now gone viral with over 3,000 "likes" on Twitter.

"Unfortunately, Jamaica is not like other markets".

She told the Jamaica Star: 'In other markets, they don't necessarily do it, but here I think they opt to do it to keep themselves safe. "I started buying Super Lotto in January, and I normally choose random numbers", she told The Gleaner.

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Gray won the regional Super Lotto jackpot drawing on May 8th.

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. Gray plans to treat herself with the winnings, but also wants to help the youth in her community. Now [that] I've won, I want to clear my debt, invest and I want to do some traveling.

In February this year, the victor of a United States dollars 560 million lottery prize in the USA went to court to plead that she be allowed to remain anonymous while claiming her prize.

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