After a single ticket hit the $451 Mega Millions jackpot in Florida, a 20-year-old has come forward with the winning ticket to claim the price.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Shane Missler is the sole winner of the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions’ history. He chose to take his winnings in a lump sum payout of $281.2 million.
What does he want to do with his newly acquired wealth? He says he’ll do the responsible thing.
“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, according to lottery officials.
Missler said he had “a feeling” he would win big after he purchased five Quick Pick tickets at a 7-Eleven, using the winnings he earned from a previously purchased scratcher. After realizing he won, he called up his brother and set up a coffee date with his attorney father the following day. There, they decided to set up a trust, with him as the managing member, called Secret 007, LLC.
“Although I’m young, I’ve had a crash course this week in financial management and I feel so fortunate to have this incredible wealth and team behind me,” Missler said in his statement. “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.”
Wow! Imagine taking home nearly $300 million at the age of 20?