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20-year-old Florida man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

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A 20-year-old Florida man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot, choosing to get $282 million at once instead. (AP) A 20-year-old Florida man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot, choosing to get $282 million at once instead. (AP)
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A 20-year-old Florida man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot, choosing to get $282 million at once instead.

The managing member of Secret 007, LLC, Shane Missler, of Port Richey, claimed the jackpot from the drawing held Jan. 5. The trustee chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount 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," Missler said when asked what he plans to do with the money.

A believer in the power of a positive mindset, Missler wasn't really surprised that he had won. He said he just had "a feeling" that he might.

After realizing he had won, the first call he made was to his brother. Then, he shared the news with his father over coffee the next morning.

The winning numbers were 28 - 30 - 39 - 59 - 70 and the Mega Ball was 10.

The jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 7131 Ridge Road in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

"The Florida Lottery is proud to congratulate our second MEGA MILLIONS jackpot winner," said Secretary Jim Poppell. "This series of jackpot rollovers is not only life-changing for this young man, it has allowed us to contribute more than $23 million to education that will greatly benefit our state's students and schools."

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