Who won the 450 million Powerball?

Shane Missler won the $450 million jackpot. A Twitter hoax claimed he was giving away his money.

What happened Shane Missler?

Missler, from Port Richey, a suburb of Tampa, is the winner of the whopping $451 million Mega Millions prize, the Florida Lottery announced on Friday. He has since retired from his job at a local background screening company, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

How many tickets did Shane Missler buy?

And not just any jackpot, but $451 million. Missler bought five quick-pick Mega Millions tickets last week at a 7-Eleven store in Port Richey, where his family lives. One was the sole winner of the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time, lottery officials said.

Can a visitor win the US lottery?

While non-US residents can enter and win the lottery, there’s a caveat: You have to actually be in the country to legally buy US lottery tickets. You can only win a foreign lottery if you bought a ticket while you were in that country. If you didn’t, you can throw those scam win notices away.

Who is the youngest Mega Million winner?

Thomas Yi
— A Florida man won a $235 million Powerball jackpot becoming the state’s youngest winner of the prize. Thomas Yi, 23, of Land O’ Lakes, won the March 27 drawing, lottery officials said. “Even after matching all six numbers, I was in disbelief and took my ticket to a retailer to have it checked,” Yi said.

How Shane Missler won the lottery?

Shane Missler matched five numbers and a bonus ball to scoop the fourth largest win in the US game’s history. He opted to receive a one-time payment of $282m, instead of the full amount over a longer period of time.

Has anyone in Florida ever won the Mega Millions?

Two Tampa Bay area men claimed $2 million playing the Florida Lottery’s MEGA MILLIONS® game. The Florida Lottery announced that Robert Crabtree, 36, of Largo, and Heriberto Reyes, 47, of Lutz, won the money from the drawings held on January 12 and 19, 2021, using a secured drop box located at the Tampa District Office.

What’s the largest Florida Lotto jackpot ever won?

$81.6 million
The largest FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot won by a single winner, an estimated $81.6 million, breaks the previous single-winner record set by Sheelah Ryan, of Winter Springs, who won $55.16 million on September 3, 1988. The ticket was later claimed by Whispering Pines Lottery Trust of New Port Richey.

What lottery winners do with their money?

Many lottery winners wisely consult with attorneys, accountants, and financial planners before spending one cent of their winnings. These winners typically make sound investments, donate generously to good charitable causes, and use their prize money to ensure the financial security of their families.