TALLAHASSI, Florida – A 20-year-old Florida man won the $ 451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, opting to get $ 282 million straight away, rather than more in annual installments.
A Florida Lottery press release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler of Port Ritchie won the jackpot in the multi-state game on January 5th. They say he chose to receive his winnings in a lump sum of $ 281,874,999.
“I am only 20 years old, but I hope to use him to pursue various hobbies, help my family and do good for humanity,” he said in a statement.
The winning numbers claiming the 10th highest jackpot in the country were 28-30-39-59-70 with Mega Ball 10.
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The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $ 100,000 bonus. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Missler smiled broadly and clutched a yellow envelope as he handed in his ticket on Friday at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. His father and his lawyer went with him. They released a statement on his behalf.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far in my short time on this earth, it is that those who maintain a positive attitude and remain true to themselves are rewarded,” Missler said in a statement. “I am looking forward to the future.”
Lottery officials said the money will be paid to a trust established by Missler as a managing member called Secret 007, LLC.
“Although I’m young, I took a crash course in financial management this week and I’m very lucky to have this incredible wealth and team behind me,” said Missler, who also told the Times that he plans to leave Port Ritchie. “I intend to take care of my family, have fun along the way and solidify the path to financial success so that I can leave a legacy in the distant future.”