This 20-Year-Old Just Became a Millionaire

January 16, 2018

Young people are often dreaming up different ways they could make a million dollars. Whether it’s investing, inventing, or some crazy scheme—most 20-year-olds have a plan. Usually, those plans don’t come true.

For one young man in Florida, though, his wildest dreams actually did come true. Shane Misssler, of Port Richer, Florida, just took home...well...a lot of money.

Shane recently won the Mega Millions $450 million jackpot. He was able to take home a lump sum of $281,874,999.

The numbers that won Shane his fortune were 28, 30, 39, 59, and 70. He also matched the Mega Ball number, 10. He was the only winner of the massive jackpot.

Shane was asked what he wants to do with his money, He shared, “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.” For a 20-year-old, Shane sounds surprisingly responsible in what he wants to do with the money.

Apparently, when Shane realized he won, he wasn’t even that surprised. He shared that he believes in a positive mindset and he just had a feeling that he was going to win.

The night that he realized he won, he called his brother to share the exciting news. The next morning, he met his dad for coffee and told him the news as well.

What an exciting day for Shane! Hopefully, he doesn’t fall victim to the curse of the lottery. Many people share that winning the lottery actually makes them miserable. Hopefully, he sticks to his original plan and uses the money to do some good.

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