Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Florida man, 20, claims $451 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

Florida man, 20, claims $451 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot Florida man claims $450 million Mega Millions jackpot
Melinda Barton | 13 January, 2018, 07:58

Florida Lottery said it was the fourth largest Mega Millions win in history.

Florida's Shane Missler was announced Friday as the victor of last week's $450 million Mega Millions jackpot-the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, the AP reports.

"Oh. My. God." Shane Missler wrote on his Facebook page January 5, mere hours after the Mega Millions draw. And the person holding the ticket is a 20-year-old kid from Florida.

The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, and 70 with a "Mega Ball" of 10. "I intend to take care of my family, have some fun along the way and cement a path for financial success so that I can leave a legacy far into the future", Missler said.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Missler bought the winning lotto ticket at a local 7-Eleven store in Pasco County, Florida, money he had previously won from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

His lawyer said his client had "retired" from his job at a company that carried out employment background checks.

Mr Missler reportedly wasn't very surprised with the win, saying he was a deep believer in the "power of the positive mindset" and had "a feeling" his numbers would make him rich.

The newspaper reported Missler had turned his winning ticket in on Friday, "grinning widely". "I look forward to the future".

The 7-Eleven that sold the winning ticket will get a $100,000 commission. He purchased five Mega Millions quick pick tickets. "This series of jackpot rollovers is not only life-changing for this young man, it has allowed us to contribute more than $23 million to education that will greatly benefit our state's students and schools".