Shane Missler, a 20-year-old from Port Richey, Florida, is the winner of the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot lottery. ts. The winning combination was 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and the Mega Ball, 10, came on the fourth set of numbers.
Missler, who is originally from Maine, is taking the lump sum payout of $281,874,999. His original investment was five tickets for $10. Missler, who is from New England, is a Boston Celtics and New England Patriots fan.
According to Missler’s Facebook, he is originally from Topsham, Maine, and is a 2016 graduate of Northern Essex Community College. Missler’s Facebook says that he’s currently employed as a Verifications Specialist at Universal Background Screening, Inc., however, he has since retired as he is now almost $300 million richer.
The $451 million jackpot is the fourth largest jackpot in the 21-year history of the Mega Millions and the second largest jackpot won by a single ticket.
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.
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Missler — not even old enough to celebrate his winnings with a drink — opted to take the lump sum payment of $281,874,999. The Florida Lottery shared in a statement that Missler “wasn’t really surprised that he had won” because he had “a feeling” that he might. When he learned he had all the numbers right, he called his brother first, then told his father while they shared cups of coffee the next morning. Lottery officials said the money will be paid to a trust, set up with Missler as the managing member. It is called “Secret 007, LLC.”
The winning ticket was purchased on Jan. 5 from the 7-Eleven store at 7131 Ridge Rd. in Pasco County. Missler used money he won from a scratch-off lottery ticket, buying five quick-pick Mega Millions tickets. The winning combination, 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and the Mega Ball, 10, came on the fourth set of numbers.
In a statement, Missler said: “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. 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.”
Mega Millions is currently played in 44 states across the country, including Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time was $656 million in March 2012.
On Thursday, January 11 — one day before the news of his lottery win broke, Missler tweeted: “The power of positive thinking should not be underestimated!”
Shane Missler Net Worth: $282 Million
Shane Missler, a 20-year-old from Port Richey, Florida who won the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot lottery, decided to take the lump sum payout and now has a net worth of $281,874,999.