20-year-old Florida man wins $450 million lotto jackpot

20-year-old claims $451 million jackpot, hopes to 'do some good for humanity'

Missler is a Florida resident and is taking the lump sum of almost $282 million.

A 20-year-old from Florida says he plans to "have some fun" after being named sole victor of a $451m (£330m) lottery jackpot.

"Oh. My. God." Shane Missler wrote on his Facebook page January 5, mere hours after the Mega Millions draw.

Then he met with his father the following morning for a cup of coffee, officials said.

Missler elected to claim his winnings in a bulk payment of US$281,874,999 (AU$355,970,413), instead of opting for a larger amount dispersed over several payments.

Missler plans on pursuing a "variety of passions", according the Florida lottery, but plans to help others as well.

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Missler "A believer in the power of a positive mindset, Shane wasn't really surprised that he had won", the Florida Lottery said.

So when the numbers 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and the Mega Ball, 10, were announced, Missler said he simply placed a call to share the news with his brother.

He has since retired from his job at a local background screening company, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He purchased five Mega Millions quick pick tickets.

"I feel so fortunate to have this incredible wealth and team behind me", the statement continued. "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.

The ticket was bought at the 7-11 Eleven at 7131 Ridge Rd.in Port Richey, which is is northwest of Tampa in Pasco County.

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