The Mega Millions lottery reached its fourth-largest jackpot in history last week at $450 million.
The sole winner is 20-year-old Shane Missler, who announced his win on Facebook with three words: “Oh. My. God.”
Missler is a Florida resident and is taking the lump sum of nearly $282 million.
A 20-year-old Florida man became an instant multi-millionaire last Friday upon discovering he won the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot.
“Oh. My. God.” Shane Missler wrote on his Facebook page January 5, mere hours after the Mega Millions draw. He reportedly broke the news to his dad over a cup of coffee the next morning.
Missler bought five lottery tickets at a 7-Eleven store in Pasco County, Florida earlier that day, according to the Daily Mail, using money he previously won from a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Missler — who is originally from Maine and a proud fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics, according to his social media accounts — will take the lump sum of $281,874,999, according to a statement from his lawyer.
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