On January 5, the results were announced for which numbers won the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. Since the numbers were announced, many people across the United States have been wondering who held the lucky numbers 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, 10.
Now, the mystery is solved. On Friday, ABC News confirmed who the winner of the outrageous $451 million is. The lottery officials announced that the winner was a 20-year-old man from Florida.
20-year-old Shane Missler has opted to bring home a lump sum of $281.2 million, the total number that he receives after taxes are accounted for. Lottery winners can either choose to receive the money in a lump sum or spread out throughout time.
Missler said that he is hoping that the money will be used for good. According to the Florida lottery, he will be putting the money toward a "variety of passions."
Missler said, "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."
"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," he continued.
According to Daily Mail, the winner quit his job when he found out the news. Originally from Maine, he had gone to community college for one year before moving to Florida to work full time.
The winner purchased 5 lottery tickets in Florida, using $10 he had previously won from a scratch-off ticket. Now, if he is intentional with his new found wealth, he is set up for life.
Missler said, "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. 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. I look forward to the future."
No other information has been given yet regarding specific plans that Missler will do with his fortune. Congrats to the winner! In other recent news, an "American Chopper" star just opened up about the transformative power of faith.