Shane Missler a 20-year-old from Port Richey, Florida has won an amazing $451m jackpot on Friday in what is the fourth largest mega millions jackpot ever.
Shane Missler opted to receive the money in a lump-sum payment of $281,874,999, lottery officials said.
“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 stated
The lucky punter bought his winning Quick Pick ticket at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey with money he’d won from another scratch-off lottery ticket, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Missler is a positive thinker it seems posting on his twitter on Friday “The power of positive thinking should not be underestimated!”
Lottery official have said that Missler stated he wasn’t shocked by his big win as he had “a feeling” he just might hit the jackpot..
Even though he declared his win on Facebook mere minutes after win posting:
“Oh. My. God.”
“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 stated in an interview with a media tabloid.
“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.”
The first person to hear the good news from Missler was his brother before he told his dad the next day over coffee.
Missler has since left his job at a background screening company, and plans to move away from the Tampa Bay area.
Missler arrived to pick up his cheque on Friday with his dad and a lawyer, he was said to be smiling profusely. The money is to be paid to a trust fund run by himself.
Missler’s Twitter is mostly tweets of motivational messages, like “No more talk, only action” and “Do or do not, there is no try.”