The Mega Millions jackpot reached more than $451 million after rolling over with no victor for 23 straight drawings until the January 5 drawing.
His attorney says he redeemed the ticket Friday in Tallahassee, and plans to relocate from the Tampa Bay area. It is called "Secret 007, LLC".
As a new millionaire, Missler appeared excited about his future. "I look forward to the future", Missler said in a statement released by his lawyer. I have always been one to encourage the idea of chasing dreams and I believe life is about the pursuit of passion.
The winning Mega Millions numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, and Mega Ball 10.
The 7-Eleven will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket. He credits his good fortune to positive thinking. This is only the beginning.
His family is originally from Maine. He said he had a "feeling" he might.
"Hes going to find out what he needs to do and how hes going to do it", Thornton said in an interview Friday. "Before he passed away, I got to talk to him", she told her audience. Mega Millions is offered in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The odds of winning the jackpot are about one in 302 million. Three winning tickets were sold, in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.
"The Florida Lottery is proud to congratulate our second MEGA MILLIONS jackpot victor", said Secretary Jim Poppell. That same weekend, the Powerball jackpot had ballooned to more than $570 million, and there was a sole victor for that jackpot with a ticket bought in New Hampshire. If they want the lump sum, they must claim within 60 days.