Unsuspecting 20 Year Old Purchases A Lottery Ticket At 7-11, He Soon Finds Out That He Won $451 Million Dollars

By Kevin Calabrese on February 12, 2018

A twenty year-old man in Florida has claimed a massive lottery jackpot worth $451,000,000 dollars.

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Shane Missler, who is 20 years old, will be receiving roughly $282 million dollars in the form of a one-time payment. It has been estimated that he will be able to keep $211.4 million dollars after paying income taxes on the money.

According to the lottery, the ticket came from a 7-Eleven convenience store. Missler claims he had “a feeling” that he was going to win when he bought his ticket.

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“I’m only 20, but I hope to use [the winnings] to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity,” said Missler.

Since winning the money, he has retired from his job, which was at a firm that does background screening.

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“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,” said Missler.

“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,” Missler continued.

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It appears that Missler is being rational and humble after winning the jackpot.

“Thank you everyone for the positive thoughts. This is only the beginning. I am truly grateful and most appreciative,” he tweeted several days after winning.

Missler’s high school soccer coach Larry Thornton said that he was a mature player on the team and a leader.

“He’s going to find out what he needs to do and how he’s going to do it. I can’t see this going off the rails for somebody like him,” said Thornton.

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Missler plans on moving out of the Tampa Bay area now that he has enough money to live wherever his heart desires.

Source: United Press International, Tampa Bay Times

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