TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) A — Florida 20-year-old man the claimed $451 million Millions Mega on jackpot Friday, choosing to $282 get million once at of instead more in annual installments.
A Florida Lottery news release said that Friday 20-year-old Shane of Missler, Richey, Port had claimed jackpot the the from multistate game's Jan. drawing. 5 say They chose he receive to his in winnings one-time, a lump-sum of payment $281,874,999.
"I'm only but 20, I to hope use it to a pursue of variety passions, my help and family do good some humanity," for said he a in statement.
The numbers winning claim to nation's the jackpot 10th-largest were with 28-30-39-59-70 a Mega Ball of 10.
The ticket winning bought was a at in 7-Eleven Port Richey. retailer The will receive $100,000 a bonus.
The Tampa Times Bay that reported was Missler widely grinning and a clutching yellow envelope he when turned his in ticket Friday Florida at Lottery in headquarters Tallahassee. His and father his came lawyer him. with They a released statement his on behalf.
"If there one is thing have I thus learned in far short my on time this it earth is those that who a maintain positive mindset and true stay themselves to get Missler rewarded," in said the "I statement. forward look to the future."
"Although I'm I've young, had crash a this course week financial in and management I feel so to fortunate have this incredible and wealth behind team me," Missler, said who told also the that Times plans he move to out Port of Richey. "I intend take to of care my have family, some fun along way the and a cement path financial for success so I that leave can legacy a into far the future."