US Florida man wins $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

23:05  12 january  2018
23:05  12 january  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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  Numbers drawn for $570 million Powerball jackpot <p>The winning ticket in the latest Mega Millions drawing was sold in Florida.</p>One ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing and will claim a $450 million grand prize. The Florida Lottery says the winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

0 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Florida . (AP) — A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $ 451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get 2 million at once instead of more in annual installments.

A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $ 451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get 2 million at once instead of more in annual installments. The winning numbers to claim the nation's 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10.

FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)© The Associated Press FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments.

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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. They say he chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999.

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  $570M Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire in Saturday's $570 million Powerball drawing, a day after someone won a huge Mega Millions prize.The big win comes a day after someone who bought a ticket in Florida won a $450 million Mega Millions jackpot.

(AP) — A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $ 451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get 2 million at once instead of more in annual installments. The winning numbers to claim the nation's 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10.

– A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $ 451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get 2 million at once instead of more in annual installments. The winning numbers to claim the nation's 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10.

"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 retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Missler was grinning widely and clutching a yellow envelope when he turned in his ticket Friday at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. His father and his lawyer came with him. They released a statement on his behalf.

"If there is one thing I have learned thus far in my short time on this earth it is that those who maintain a positive mindset and stay true to themselves get rewarded," Missler said in the statement. "I look forward to the future."

Lottery officials said the money will be paid to a trust, set up with Missler as the managing member, called "Secret 007, LLC."

"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, who also told the Times that he plans to move out of Port Richey. "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."

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The winning numbers were 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42, and the Powerball number was 12. The latest jackpot, which will be drawn Saturday, is the nation's 8th largest lottery prize ever. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million. The cash prize would be almost $348 million.Despite no jackpot winners Wednesday, Powerball said more than 3 million players across the nation won more than $30 million in prizes. One Florida player matched the first five white balls, worth $1 million, while another player won $2 million with a Powerplay ticket.The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.

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