Have you heard the news? We finally know who won the recent $451-Million MegaMillions jackpot! Everyone wondered whether it will be another unclaimed prize because someone didn’t check their lottery ticket. But all this time the 20 year old winner was putting his plans in place.
Yes, the MegaMillions jackpot winner, Shane Missler, is only 20 years old and he’s already set for life. That’s what a lottery win can do for you. And it seems this jackpot winner drew up elaborate plans to make the most of his money.
What was his first decision? He retired!
Who is Shane Missler?
Shane is (or rather, was) an office worker from Tampa, Florida. He’s a firm believer in the power of positive thinking, and has been quoted as saying "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".
It seems this approach worked this time when his ‘good feeling’ about his numbers 28-30-39-59-70 and MegaBall 10 turned into a jackpot!
But why did he take his time to claim his prize? The world has been waiting in anticipation for him to come forward!
Shane’s Plans for the Future
Along with Shane’s positive attitude he also seems wise beyond his years. He claimed his prize in Tallahassee in the presence of his father and an attorney after a week of careful thought. And now he’s ready to make the most of all the doors this money can open for him.
Shane opted for the lump sum pay out of nearly $282-Million, which after taxes puts $211.4-Million straight into the trust that he had set up especially for this purpose. This shows a certain maturity and wisdom, and shows that Shane is someone who knows how to plan.
And what were the plans he thought up since winning the MegaMillons lottery jackpot?
- He retired from his job, but aims to be an entrepreneur. This we gauge from some of his recent Twitter posts.
- He will take care of his family.
- He wants to become educated in how to make the most of his money.
- He wants to invest some funds for the good of humanity.
- He will pursue his passions.
But the first item on the itinerary? Purchasing his dream house!
What else will he do with his millions? For now he joins the list of people we envy until we’re one of the lucky winners. Do you have your ticket ready for this week’s draw?
Big MegaMillions Wins of the Past
The amazing thing is that Shane’s win isn’t the biggest of all time. There have been three other MegaMillions players that walked away with even more money than he did. This includes $656-Million won in 2012 and $648 won in 2013. These large wins require a few rollovers. But with MegaMillions now starting their jackpots at $40-Million, we'll get to those big totals all the quicker.
Any win from this game is worth it. If you had the winning lotto numbers 3-11-23-29-59 and MegaBall 18 earlier this week, a fortune could already have been yours.
Is it your turn this coming weekend? Can your positive attitude help you achieve your dreams in the same way Shane’s did? The MegaMillions jackpot of $55-Million is waiting. Imagine what you can do with that. Just remember to prepare for the high life as well as Shane did.