TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - After realizing he won $450 million in the Jan. 5 Mega Millions jackpot, the first thing Shane Missler did was to call his brother.
The next day, the 20-year-old from Port Richey told his father over coffee.
Missler claimed the lone winning ticket in the second largest jackpot won by a single ticket, the Florida Lottery announced Friday.
Moments after the announcement, Missler's Facebook page was quickly filled with congratulations.
“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.
Missler choose to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281 million.
"A believer in the power of a positive mindset, Shane wasn’t really surprised that he had won," the Florida Lottery said. "He said he just had 'a feeling' that he might."