Most 20-year-old’s are working or studying towards a better future, but this is not the case for 20-years-old, Shane Missler, he won $451 million in the Mega Millions winner on Friday January 5th. In some states he would not even have been old enough to play.
In most participating states, the minimum age is 18, while in Nebraska it is 19. However, players in Arizona, Iowa and Louisiana much be 21 to play, so Missler would not have been eligible if he had lived in one of those states. Shane says that even though his only 20, he wants to do some good for humanity.
He purchased his Quick Pick entry from 7-Eleven located at 7131 Ridge Road in Port Richey. The retailer will receive $100,000 as a bonus for selling the winning ticket, Missler has suddenly been catapulted to level of wealth beyond his wildest dreams. Rather than taking a annuity option on $451 milllion, Missler accepted a once-off cash sum of $281.8 million, claiming the money on Friday though a group known as the Secret 007, LLC.
When being asked what he would do with the money, he 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.” The presentation at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee, said in a statement along side his father: “If there is one thing I have learned thus far in my short time on earth is that those who maintain a positive mindset and stay true to themselves get rewarded. I look forward to the future.”
He added: “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. 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.”
The Jackpot won, was the fourth-largest prize ever given away by Mega Millions. It resets to $40 million for the following draw, and is now already back up to $50 million followed by a couple of rollovers. If you want to take part, you can play online. I FREE ticket that could lead you to becoming the next millionaire.