Florida man claims $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

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The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE — A 20-year-old man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot.

A Florida Lottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler of Port Richey had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game’s Jan. 5 drawing. The release said Missler chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $282 million rather than more installments.

“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,” he said in a statement.

The winning numbers to claim the nation’s 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10.

The winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey. The store will receive a $100,000 bonus.


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