Florida Lottery has revealed that Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game’s January 5 drawing.
They say he chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $US281,874,999 ($A356,219,529).
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 $US100,000 ($A126,375) bonus.
Shane Missler won the Mega Millions jackpot. Picture: FacebookSource:Supplied
Mr Missler said that he wants to spend it on helping his family out, being financially successful and contributing to “humanity”.
“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.
On his Facebook page, he posted two messages that read: “As if” and “Oh. My. God.”
His friends weighed in with their congratulatory messages after he managed to win the massive amount of cash.
Source : http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/shane-missler-wins-us-mega-millions-jackpot-in-florida/news-story/2a50b8fc05dd73bb9f03cd7b4657549a