He’s not old enough to drink but he’s $451 million richer.
That’s Shane Missler, a 20-year-old who bought the winning Mega Millions ticket from a 7-Eleven in Port Richey.
“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,” Missler said in a news release from the Florida Lottery on Friday.
Missler said he wasn’t surprised that he had won and that he had “a feeling” that he might.>
When he realized he had won, he called his brother first.
On his Facebook page on Jan. 5, the evening of the drawing, Missler had also shared a brief post, “Oh. My. God.”
He shared the news with his father over coffee the following day.>
A lottery ticket sold in Tamarac is worth $4 million after the drawing Tuesday night when no one won the jackpot, Florida Lottery officials said Wednesday.
The holder of the Mega Millions quick pick ticket has not yet come forward, but was a savvy game player. He or she paid an extra $1 to the...
Missler will actually pocket $281,874,999.00 after taking the lump-sum payment for his winning ticket, according to the Florida Lottery.>
The ticket was bought at the 7-11 Eleven at 7131 Ridge Rd. in Port Richey, which is is northwest of Tampa in Pasco County.
The winning numbers were: 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and the Mega Ball was 10.
Lottery followers may recall that a $4 million ticket was sold Jan. 3 at another 7-Eleven store at 3101 W. Commercial Blvd. in Tamarac.>