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20-Year-Old Lottery Winner Has Some Idealistic Plans For His New-Found Wealth
3 months ago

Twenty-year-old Shane Missler hit the lottery jackpot in Florida and won a whopping $451 million prize. He bought a quick-pick ticket at a local 7-Eleven and, as they say, the rest is history. Missler promptly quit his job at a screening company and plans to "pursue a variety of passions."

Missler opted to take the lump-sum payment of $281,874,999. With taxes at 25%, he will walk away with $211,406,249.25.

And what will he do with his winnings? Missler told the Tampa Bay Times:

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.

Twitter had some advice for the young man, and a few warnings:

But not everyone had a positive outlook:

Fortunately some folks were a little more optimistic:

And there were people looking to get a little closer to the young man: