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20-Year-Old Florida Man Claims 4450 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

(Tallahassee, FL) – A 20-year-old Florida man is claiming a 450-million-dollar Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery officials say Shane Missler bought the sole winning ticket last week at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, where he lives. In a brief statement yesterday, Missler said he “wasn’t really surprised” because he had “a feeling” that he might win.

Missler plans to use the windfall to take care of his family, plan for the future and have some fun. It’s the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot on record.

Lottery officials said Missler opted for the lump sum payment of nearly 282-million-dollars which will be paid to a trust set up in his name.


One Person Wins $759 Million Dollar Powerball Jackpot

(SL) – The winning ticket was sold in Chicopee Mass. The numbers — 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, with a Powerball of 4.

Almost 10 million more players won prizes totaling more than $135 million, it said. More than 30 of those being million dollar tickets.

The payout, which can be taken in a lump sum or in 29 yearly payments, is estimated to be around $443 Million depending on state taxes.  The owner of the store that sold the winning ticket will receive $50,000.

Six tickets — sold in Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and the Virgin Islands — won $2 million each.