For example, this “retired” 20-year-old from Florida just banked $281.2 million.
A 20-year-old “retired” background screening worker from Florida claimed the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions lottery history, lotto officials confirmed.
Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot. He elected to take a lump sum payout of $281.2 million, officials said.
A lump sum payout seems odd considering he’s so young but I’m not one to understand how money works because I don’t have any money.
The sudden millionaire had a “feeling” he was going to win after letting his scratch-off ticket winnings ride and buying five Mega Millions Quick Pick tickets.
When the winning numbers were announced, Missler simply called his brother to share the news and met with his father the following morning for a cup of coffee. I hope he bought the coffee.
Sometime in between Missler updated his Facebook status and pretty much summed up how most people would feel after winning $281 million. ABC News explains…
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Yeah. “Oh. My. God” pretty much nails it, dude.
So what will Missler do with his new fortune? A new home in Tampa, pursuing a few pet projects and trying to help others.
“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 said in a statement. “I have always been one to encourage the idea of chasing dreams and I believe life is about the pursuit of passion. I am 20 years old and my journey has only just begun.”
If he wants to help strangers, I can forward him my bank routing number.
[via ABC News]