But the second thing people tend to ask when discussing hypothetical lottery wins is whether you would remain anonymous or go public.
Aside from the "Scream" mask, made popular in 1996, the man was only identified as A. Campbell, and also wore a full coat, long trousers, and gloves to hide his identity.
The victor of a $1.6 million lottery has arrived to collect his novelty cheque wearing a scream mask - and he's got a pretty good reason for it.
Last month, a man in Iowa won $1 on a scratch ticket and drove all the way down to lottery headquarters and insisted on being paid out with a massive novelty cheque.
Campbell said his head hurt and his belly ached for two weeks, wondering if it was true.
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Campbell appeared to be playing homage to the Scream horror-film franchise that starred Canadian actor Neve Campbell.
"From the day I found out that I won, I've been sick".
Campbell told the newspaper that he knew the deadline to collect the cash was coming up later in February, but said, "I just wanted to get myself together before I came forward".
He said he plans to start looking for a nice house to buy and expand his business with his winnings. So I'm looking at things that can turn over the money. I like to handle money. "I don't beg, I don't borrow", he added. "I love to have money", says Mr Campbell.