State lottery officials said Friday that Shane Missler of Port Richey, a Tampa suburb, came forward to claim the $450 million Mega Millions grand prize, which he won in a drawing one week ago.
And Missler accepted his prize money through an LLC — named Secret 007, a lottery spokesperson confirmed to CNNMoney.
“I’m only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity,” he said.
The statement also says Missler “wasn’t really surprised” when he realized he landed the jackpot: He had “a feeling” he would get lucky.
“If he went to an attorney, any decent attorney would probably encourage someone who is about to receive that much money to do some estate planning,” Adam said.
The first order of business, he said, was to tell his brother. “Then, he shared the news with his father over coffee the next morning,” according to the Florida lottery’s release.