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Jamaican lottery winner wears 'Scream' mask to keep identity a secret

Last year, a winner wore a winking emoji mask to hide her face.
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A woman buys Mega Millions tickets hours before the draw of the $1.6 billion jackpot, at a liquor store in Downtown Washington DC, on October 23, 2018.

JAMAICA -- There's no way anyone is going to figure out the identity of this newly-minted lottery millionaire.

The man, only referred to as "A. Campbell," collected his $158.4 million check earlier this month while wearing a mask from the "Scream" movies. Gloves and all-white attire certainly didn't hurt the cause to keep him concealed, either.

It took Campbell 54 days to deliver his winning ticket to lottery officials because, according to a Jamaica-based news outlet, he fell sick.

"My head hurt me for three days because I was thinking so much," he told the Loop. "[Wondering] if what I've been longing for really come true. 

"I had a belly ache for two weeks, sometimes I feel so much pain I forgot that I had won."

Campbell told the outlet he plans to use the money to buy a house.

It is mandatory for a Jamaican lottery winner to participate in getting their photo taken, according to legal advice published in the country's newspaper, the Jamaica Observer. Winners frequently wear disguises because of the threat of being robbed and people, like family, hounding them for money.

In June 2018, a winner put on a winking emoji mask to conceal her identity.

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