Florida 20-year-old claims $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 3:47 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man from Florida's Gulf Coast claimed a $451 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot and opted to receive a one-time payment of nearly $282 million, Florida lottery officials said on Friday.

Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had a ticket with the five winning numbers and a "Mega Ball" number drawn on Jan. 5. The larger jackpot figure would be the estimated value had Missler chosen to take payments over time for the nationwide lottery.

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(Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Editing by Leslie Adler)