LIVERMORE, Maine (WMTW) - A week after the numbers were drawn in the $451 million Mega Millions, the sole winner of the jackpot is stepping forward, and he's originally from Maine.
Shane Missler, the 20-year-old who bought the ticket from a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, Florida, posted a simple Facebook message the night of the drawing on Jan. 5.
"Oh. My. God."
Now, there's context to that message.
"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," he said in a release from Walt Blenner, of the Blenner Law Group. "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 is originally from Livermore, Maine, and graduated from Spruce Mountain High School in 2015.
His Facebook page says he lived in Topsham as well.
The Florida Lottery said in a news release that Missler chose to take the lump sum payout of $281.2 million.
With a new source of income, he "retired" from his job at a background screening company.
He redeemed the ticket with his father and attorney.
The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, and the Mega Ball was 10.