(via nbcnews.com) (swipe šŸ‘ˆšŸ½ 4 more) #TALLAHASSEE, #Fla. ā€” A 20-year-old #Florida man claimed theĀ $451 million #MegaMillionsĀ jackpot on Friday, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments. A #FloridaLottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old #ShaneMissler, of #PortRichey, had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game's Jan. 5 drawing. They say he chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999. "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," he said in a statement. The winning numbers to claim the nation's 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70 with a #MegaBall of 10. The winning ticket was bought at a #7Eleven in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus. The #TampaBayTimes reported that #Missler was grinning widely and clutching a yellow envelope when he turned in his ticket Friday at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. His father and his lawyer came with him. They released a statement on his behalf. "If there is one thing I have learned thus far in my short time on this earth it is that those who maintain a positive mindset and stay true to themselves get rewarded," Missler said in the statement. "I look forward to the future." #Lottery officials said the money will be paid to a trust, set up with Missler as the managing member, called "#Secret007LLC." "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," said Missler, who also told the #Times that he plans to move out of Port Richey. "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." #TheSavageRoom #Savage
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