A Jamaican man wanted to be in a galaxy far, far away after winning a jackpot of more than $650,000 in local currency.
The publicity shy winner — identified only as W. Brown — emerged briefly from the Dark Side, dressed up as Darth Vader, to collect the loot, The Gleaner daily of Jamaica reported.
The Dark Lord of the Sith bought the winning ticket at the Di Endz Sports Bar – not the Mos Eisley Cantina of “Star Wars” fame — in the town of May Pen, according to the Kingston-based outlet.
“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,” he said.
Supreme Ventures shared the news of his win on Twitter.
“May the Millions be with you! Congrats to our #Lotto winner, W. Brown!!! Brown aka Darth Vader,” it wrote.
Brown said he has bought the same set of numbers — 08, 09, 10, 19, 27 and 30 –with few changes over the past 20 years. He said he always knew he would win the jackpot and 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.
The Force was obviously with him.
He found out about his good fortune when he watched the live draw on TV.
“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,” Brown said, adding that he was still thinking about what to do with his money.
“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.