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Lottery Winner Dons Darth Vader Outfit To Collect Winnings

Lottery Winner Dons Darth Vader Outfit To Collect Winnings

A lottery winner decided to don a Star Wars outfit to collect his $95 million jackpot, having dressed up as Sith Lord baddie Darth Vader so that people wouldn't recognise him.

The winner, known only as 'W Brown' bought the winning ticket earlier this month at the Di Endz Sports Bar in May Pen, a city in southern Jamaica.

After securing a whopping $95 million jackpot, Brown decided he wanted to carefuly consider what he should do with the winnings before spending any of it.

Gail Abrahams, the Vice President of Marketing, Communication and Sponsorship for lottery group Supreme Ventures, presented Brown with his obligatory oversized cheque.

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But while Abrahams was donning a face mask, Brown had gone a few steps further and dressed as Darth Vader to collect his prize.

Credit: Supreme Ventures
Credit: Supreme Ventures

A post on the Supreme Ventures social media pages said: "May the Millions be with you! Congrats to our #Lotto winner, W. Brown!!! Brown aka Darth Vader, purchased his lucky numbers 08, 09, 10, 19, 27 and 30 from Di Endz Sports Bar in May Pen, Clarendon. Another #Millionaire made!"

Recalling the winning purchase he made, Brown told Stabroek News that it was actually a bit of a fluke, as he usually goes somewhere else to buy his ticket.

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He said: "I don't regularly buy from that place, I usually purchase my ticket in Old Harbour or Spanish Town, but I was on the road so I just stopped there."

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He also said he bought the same set of numbers with a few replacements over the past 20 years, saying they were inspired by 'rakes' and meanings that he has come across.

Credit: Supreme Ventures
Credit: Supreme Ventures

He found out about his jackpot when he watched the live draw on TV, adding: "I wrote down the numbers and saw that I won! I was excited and said, 'Mi finally hol' him now!' I then had a shower and went to sleep."

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Brown continued to say he always knew he would win the lottery, hoping it would change his life forever.

"Life has always been very rough. I come from a poor family, sometimes I couldn't attend school because my parents didn't have it, but I told myself that God will help me one day so I can help my family," he said.

While Brown would like to buy a house and invest some of the money, at the moment he's not told many people about his jackpot and is still thinking about what to do with it.

"I want to decide what is the best thing to do before spending anything," he said.

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"I need to decide what my goals are, but I know I want to own a bus, I love Coasters."

Featured Image Credit: Supreme Ventures

Topics: World News, News, Jamaica, Lottery

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Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at editorial@ladbible.com.