$450M Jackpot Mega Millions Winner Only 20 Years Old

By RJ Johnson - @rickerthewriter

January 13, 2018

The newest Mega Millions Jackpot winner credits the "power of positive thinking" for his win. 

Shane Missler, a 20-year-old from Florida, was recently announced as the big winner of last week's $450 million Mega Millions jackpot prize - the 10th largest in lotto history. 

The Port Richey, Florida man elected to take the one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999.00. 

Shane told WLFA that he wasn't really surprised by his win. He just had "a feeling" that he might. A Facebook post shortly after the drawing seems to demonstrate Missler knew about his big win that night. 

Oh. My. God.

Posted by Shane Missler on Friday, January 5, 2018

When asked what he planned to do with his new windfall, Shane offered a surprisingly self-aware answer. "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 purchased his winning ticket at a Port Richey 7-11 with money he had won off a scratch-off ticket. 

Photo: Getty Images

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