Newest Jamaican lottery winner shrouds his identity with a Scream mask

Posted at 10:03 AM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 11:03:47-05

One of the newest winners of the Jamaican lottery apparently doesn’t want anybody to know who he is.

The winner claimed the Super Lotto in Jamaica and wore a mask from the horror movie Scream to claim his $158.4 million check ($1.17 million US) prize.

The man, identified as A. Campbell, waited 54 days to claim the winning price.

Lottery winners wearing masks to claim their prize has become a notable trend. Previous Jamaican Super Lotto winners have worn disguises ranging from animal masks to emojis.

They fear they will be recognized on the street if their identity is known.

Hiding their identity also is a good way from keeping pesky relatives and friends from claiming a share of the prize after pocketing the winning check, too.