Man gets sick after winning Lotto
The new Super Lotto winner, A Campbell, got sick almost immediately after hearing that he had hit the jackpot in November.
Interestingly, his illness can be medically explained.
Dr Winston Dawes, chief executive officer of Mahogany Health & Fitness in St Mary, said that his instant sickness may have been attributed to his realisation that his dreams had finally come true. He said that based on the biological make up of an individual, when the nervous system is overloaded, things are bound to happen in the body.
"His autonomic nervous system which controls the internal organs may have been overloaded and caused him to experience pain even in moments of happiness," Dawes said.
Campbell said that he always dreamt about the numbers to buy, and this led him to buy nine tickets with the hopes of becoming a millionaire.
With his prayers answered on November 23 last year - with the winning numbers 10, 14, 16, 25, 27 and Super Ball 05 - his happiness was mixed with sickness.
"My head hurt me for three days because I was thinking so much if what I've been longing for really come true. I had a bellyache for two weeks. Sometimes I feel so much pain, I forgot that I won," Campbell said in a statement.
Campbell won $158.4 million after purchasing a ticket for $200. He said that on the night he won, his nightly routine instantly changed.
"I found out (I won) the same night. Normally, I would write down the numbers from the [televised] draw, eat and then go and check my numbers. I looked at my ticket (that night) and ran into my bathroom and said: 'I won! I won!'," said Campbell, who is now in good health.
Although he waited for 54 days before coming forward to claim his winnings, Campbell said that he already has plans for the money.
"I want to get a nice house. I haven't found it yet, but I'll be looking for one soon. I like to handle money. I don't beg, I don't borrow. So, I'm looking at things that can turn over the money. I have a little business, so I plan to make it bigger, buy an apartment. I love to have money," he said.