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20-year-old Florida man wins $451-million Mega Millions jackpot

January 12, 2018 8:58 PM
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“I’m only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity,” Shane Missler, of Port Richey, Fl. said in a statement. Missler chose to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999 instead of more in annual installments.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments.

A Florida Lottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from the multi-state game’s Jan. 5 drawing. They say he chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999.

“I’m only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity,” he said in a statement.

The winning numbers to claim the nation’s 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10.

Source: thestar.com

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