20-Year-Old Man Claims Mega Millions Jackpot

Scott Olson

On Thursday, after Missler realized he had won, he took to Twitter to post about the power of positive thinking. The following day, he told his father over coffee.

Missler acknowledged his age to lottery officials but said intends to do as much good as possible with the winnings.

Missler choose to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281 million.

That ticket was the sole victor of the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time, lottery officials said. The money will now be deposited into a trust, with Shane acting as the managing member.

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On January 5, 2018, the Mega Millions winning numbers were 28-30-39-59-70 and the Mega Ball was 10.

"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", he said in a release from Walt Blenner, of the Blenner Law Group. It is called "Secret 007, LLC". Shane recently "retired" from his job at a local background screening company and "looks forward to a future of taking care of his family, of educating himself to be a good steward of this fortune and in remaining as grounded as he is".

The winning ticket was purchased on January 5 from the 7-Eleven store on Ridge Road in Pasco County. Mega Millions is offered in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Port Richey resident was the only person who had the winning numbers for the January 5 Mega Millions jackpot, ensuring that he wouldn't have to split the $450 million with anyone else.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time was $656 million in March 2012. A Florida victor split a $414 million jackpot in 2014, previously the high mark for any ticket sold in the Sunshine State.

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