Florida Man Shane Missler, 20, Who Won $451m Jackpot To 'do Good For Humanity'

Instead of taking the full prize across several payments over a period of time, the Florida resident opted to receive a one-time payment of almost $282m (£205m).

Lottery officials said the win came after the man, from Port Richey, had five winning numbers and a "mega ball" number drawn on 5 January.

Florida Lottery said it was the fourth largest Mega Millions win in history.

Young entrepreneur in the making 🙏🏻 @garyvee pic.twitter.com/AXdcius2rA

— Shane Missler (@TheShaneMissler) January 7, 2018

Since his win, Mr Missler posted a photo of a book by businessman Gary Vaynerchuk he appeared to be reading, and added: "Young entrepreneur in the making."

He later tweeted: "The power of positive thinking should not be underestimated!"

The winner told Lottery organisers he believed in the power of a positive mindset and that he was not surprised he had won. He said he had "a feeling" that he might.

The power of positive thinking should not be underestimated!

— Shane Missler (@TheShaneMissler) January 11, 2018

His brother was the first person he called after receiving the news. He later told his father the following morning over a coffee.

Mr Missler 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 man, who worked as a verification specialist at a background screening firm - according to his Facebook - told the Tampa Bay Times he was going to "take care" of his family.

Source : https://news.sky.com/story/florida-man-shane-missler-20-who-won-451m-jackpot-to-do-good-for-humanity-11205320

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