Lottery victor wears winking emoji mask to hide identity while collecting prize

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

The lucky victor, who pocketed the giant sum after winning Jamaica's Super Lotto jackpot on May 11, rocked up to her winning press conference on Friday wearing a giant winking emoji mask.

Jamaican lottery winners often wear disguises due to high crime rates. She announced how while wearing the "winking face" emoji mask.

"This is genius", one wrote, describing her as a "smart woman".

However, today the Jamaican resident is a multi-millionaire after officially receiving a massive check from Supreme Ventures Limited at the Spanish Court Hotel in St Andrew, Jamaica, according to the Huffington Post.

"Unfortunately, Jamaica is not like other markets", she said. "I am elated, because I was drowning in debt". "We are not going to tell them not to do that because their safety is of paramount importance to us as well".

United States of America lotto winners have also begun to urge courts to allow them to hide their identities as they collect their large payouts.

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Many on social media suggested the expression of the mask most likely matched hers underneath.

That's why Gray isn't revealing much about herself, but she did offer a peek behind the mask to the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper.

The victor, identified only as N. Gray, showed up for a press conference with Super Lotto organizer Supreme Ventures Ltd. wearing the emoji mask to maintain her anonymity.

To protect her identify, a Jamaican lottery victor just put on a happy face - a big, yellow, emoji face that covered the entire front of her head.

A Twitter moment captured some of the reactions.

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