Shane Missler will take the a lump sum payout of $281.2 million after winning the Mega Millions

Florida man steps forward to claim $450 million

A 20-year-old Florida man has stepped forward as the lone winner of the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot from the January 5 drawing.

Shane Missler will take the a lump sum payout of $281.2 million.

One week ago, at 11:33 on Friday night, minutes after the drawing, the young man put on Facebook, simply: Oh. My. God.

Shane Missler will take the a lump sum payout of 1.2 million after winning the Mega Millions

Shane Missler will take the a lump sum payout of $281.2 million after winning the Mega Millions

One week ago, at 11:33 on Friday night, minutes after the drawing, the young man put on Facebook, simply: Oh. My. God.

One week ago, at 11:33 on Friday night, minutes after the drawing, the young man put on Facebook, simply: Oh. My. God.

It is the fourth largest jackpot in the 21-year history of the Mega Millions and the second largest jackpot won by a single ticket.

His historic win came one day before a record setting $559 million Powerball drawing, whose lone winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire. That winner has not come forward yet.

Missler bought the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven store a in Pasco County, Florida using money he won from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

He purchased five quick-pick Mega Millions tickets and one was the winner.

Missler bought the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven store a in Pasco County, Florida using money he won from a scratch-off lottery ticket

Missler bought the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven store a in Pasco County, Florida using money he won from a scratch-off lottery ticket

He said he's gotten a 'crash course' in financial management over the past week

He said he’s gotten a ‘crash course’ in financial management over the past week

‘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,’ Missler said in a statement.

‘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.

‘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.’

Beofre his win, he was a Verifications Specialist at Universal Background Screening, Inc, according to his Facebook and once attended community college in Massachusetts.

This week he quit his job.

He tweeted this days after his incredible win, and credited a positive mindset for his win

He tweeted this days after his incredible win, and credited a positive mindset for his win

‘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,’ he said. ‘I look forward to the future.’

Missler has been living in Port Richey Florida, where he bought the ticket, but is from Maine.

He graduated high school in 2015, went to community college for a year and then moved to Florida, where his father, a Navy veteran, lives in Port Richey.

He is also an avid New England Patriots and Boston Celtics fan, according to his Facebook.

Missler, pictured here with his sister, who is a nurse, is an avid Patriots and Celtics fan and went to community college in Massachusetts before getting a job in Florida

Missler, pictured here with his sister, who is a nurse, is an avid Patriots and Celtics fan and went to community college in Massachusetts before getting a job in Florida

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