20-year-old Florida man claims $451M Mega Millions jackpot

20-year-old Florida man claims $451M Mega Millions jackpot

By Todd Northrop

He’s no longer sufficiently old to drink however he is $451 million richer.

A 20-year-old Florida man has come ahead with the lone successful $451 million Mega Millions jackpot price ticket from the January fifth drawing.

Shane Missler, who purchased the successful Mega Millions price ticket from a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, selected to say a one-time, lump sum fee of $281.nine million.

“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,” Missler mentioned in a information unlock from the Florida Lottery on Friday.

Missler mentioned he wasn’t stunned that he had received and that he had “a feeling” that he may.

When he discovered he had received, he known as his brother first.

On his Facebook web page on Jan. five, the night of the drawing, Missler had additionally shared a short lived put up, “Oh. My. God.”

He shared the scoop along with his father over espresso day after today.

Missler will if truth be told pocket $281,874,999.00 after taking the lump-sum fee for his successful price ticket, in keeping with the Florida Lottery.

The price ticket used to be purchased on the 7-Eleven at 7131 Ridge Rd. in Port Richey, which is is northwest of Tampa in Pasco County.

The successful numbers had been: 28, 30, 39, 59, and 70, with Mega Ball quantity 10.

The $451 million jackpot began construction from a $15 million start line on Oct. 17, 2017. It took 23 consecutive drawings with out a most sensible prize winner to acquire the large jackpot.

Missler’s winnings are the Sixth-largest jackpot ever via a unmarried lottery price ticket.

Under a regulations exchange that took impact on Oct. 31, Mega Millions now begins at a $40 million jackpot, and the jackpot grows at least $five million for each and every drawing that doesn’t have a winner. The upcoming drawing on Friday night time includes a $45 million grand prize.

Mega Millions is recently introduced on the market in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Tickets value $2 each and every.

The Mega Millions successful numbers are printed at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) mins after the drawing takes position.

Updated: January 13, 2018 — 3:07 am

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