Mega Millions Jackpot Winner: 20-Year-Old Takes $281M Lump Sum

Florida man, 20, claims $451 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

After realizing he won $450 million in the January 5 Mega Millions jackpot, the first thing Shane Missler did was to call his brother.

Minutes after the winning numbers were announced, Missler celebrated with a brief Facebook message. "Oh. My".

The winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in the city, and his lawyers told WFLA that he purchased a scratch-off lottery ticket and converted it into five Mega Million quick pick tickets. The ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey.

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He redeemed the ticket with his father and attorney.

His lawyer said his client had "retired" from his job at a company that carried out employment background checks.

The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, and the Mega Ball was 10.

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Missler plans on pursuing a "variety of passions", according to the Florida lottery, as well as helping others. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

Lottery officials said the money will be paid to a trust, set up with Missler as the managing member, called "Secret 007, LLC". That same weekend, the Powerball jackpot had ballooned to more than $570 million, and there was a sole victor for that jackpot with a ticket bought in New Hampshire.

"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 to the Times.

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"The Florida Lottery is proud to congratulate our second MEGA MILLIONS jackpot victor", said Secretary Jim Poppell.

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