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.
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 WINNER: 20-year-old Shane Missler of Port Richey, Florida, stepped forward today to claim the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot, teasing his big win last week with a post on Facebook that read “Oh. My. God.” @DavidMuir reports. #TheIndex pic.twitter.com/M3d9xGSNyf— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 13, 2018
Congrats to Shane! Hope he uses the money to help his family and give back by donating to charities world wide and investing or building a business that will benefit society and create a better Earth.— Evelyn Janeidy (@JaneidyEve) January 13, 2018
OK you've had your fun now get serious. Move somewhere where no one knows you and be safe. Congratulations. Enjoy it but please, please be careful.— hesouttamylife (@Ilive4u4me) January 13, 2018
Congratulations, hope this young man spends his good fortune wisely.— Rich (@gavinsidekick) January 13, 2018
I think it should be illegal to show the winners faces. Knowing god damn well their life will be endangered now.— Lay Royalty (@LayRoyalty) January 13, 2018
Sadly it will probably all be gone by the time he’s 30 & he’ll have nothing to show for it :/— Martha Moore (@MarthaM83906194) January 13, 2018
Every friend, girlfriend, acquaintance even those who said Hi 👋🏾 will be calling up Shane ... in ten years time there’s a good chance he’ll be broke— Ahmed_1980 (@Nafarat100100) January 13, 2018
Congrats to him. And hopefully he uses it for good. I know he will do the right thing— DomNick Ross (@shadic1998) January 13, 2018
I wish him well. Hopefully he’s mature and wise enough to handle what awaits him.— Rafael Echeverria (@reecheverria) January 13, 2018
Damn tell that guy to give me just 1 mil from that. That's enough for my lifetime— Rijo Sam (@rijo_SAM_) January 13, 2018
Phone rings.. 📞— Tanner Bakewell (@tb340777) January 13, 2018
2nd grade teacher- need help on your math homework?
H/T: Tampa Bay Times