The young jackpot winner hopes to "do some good for humanity" with his Mega Millions win.
A 20-year-old Floridian can snap up a few oceanfront retirement homes for his golden years—heck, he could probably buy an entire resort community—thanks to winning the country's 10th-largest jackpot in a January 5th lottery drawing.
Shane Missler, who lives in the Tampa suburb of Port Richey, came forward on Friday, January 12th to claim his $451-million prize for the Mega Millions jackpot. Like many lottery winners, Missler opted to receive a lump sum payment, which amounts to a total of $281,874,999. In addition to his personal winnings, the 7-Eleven in Port Richey that Missler purchased his ticket from will enjoy a $100,000 bonus. The numbers to win the drawing were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10 (mental note to open that shoebox with Papaw's old license plate and jot down the digits...).
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So what would you do if you won the lottery? For Missler the answer is obvious. "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 an official statement. "If there is one thing I have learned thus far in my short time on this earth it is that those who maintain a positive mindset and stay true to themselves get rewarded," Missler continued. "I look forward to the future." See you in Margaritaville, Shane!