A Jamaican lottery winner claimed his $95-million prize on Monday, dressed as Darth Vader in an attempt to hide his identity while accepting the cheque, which amounts to $874,500 in Canadian dollars, or US$651,000.
“Life has always been very rough,” the man, who identified himself as W. Brown told the Jamaican Gleaner. “I come from a poor family. Sometimes I couldn’t attend school because my parents didn’t have (money), but I told myself that God will help me one day so I can help my family.”
Brown said he purchased the same set of numbers with a few replacements over the past 20 years 08, 09, 10, 19, 27 and 30 from Di Endz Sports Bar in May Pen, Clarendon.
“I wrote down the numbers and saw that I won!” he said. “I was excited … I then had a shower and went to sleep.”
He hasn’t decided exactly what he’ll do with the money, adding, “I want to decide what is the best thing to do before spending anything. I need to decide what my goals are, but I know I want to own a bus, I love Coasters,” he said