Young US Man Claims $451m Lotto Jackpot

A 20-year-old man from Florida's Gulf Coast has claimed a $US451 million ($A631 million) Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but opted to receive a one-time payment of nearly $US282 million ($A395 million).

Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had a ticket with the five winning numbers and a "Mega Ball" number drawn on January 5.

The larger jackpot figure, the fourth largest in the game's history, would be the estimated value had Missler chosen to take payments over time.

Shane Missler had a ticket with the five winning Mega Millions numbers. (Facebook)
Shane Missler had a ticket with the five winning Mega Millions numbers. (Facebook)

He was the only winner in the nationwide contest and said he had "a feeling" on the night of the drawing that he would win, according to a press release from the Florida lottery.

"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," said Missler, according to the statement.

Missler purchased the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey, using the "Quick Pick" option, meaning that numbers were randomly chosen.

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Florida man claims $451M jackpot
20-year-old Florida man claims $451M Mega Millions jackpot
20-year-old man claims winning ticket in $451M Mega Millions jackpot