Florida 20-year-old wins $451 million Mega Millions jackpot: "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."

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13 Jan 2018 18:16 - +17823
> take care of my family He has no idea how big his 'family' is about to get.
13 Jan 2018 17:21 - +4338
2 years later "My sincerest apologies. It was not my intention to sniff coke off of a midget's ass on a 10 million dollar cruise and having it broadcasted to the world through facebook live"
13 Jan 2018 19:19 - +3771
Guide on winning lottery. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/24vzgl/you_just_won_a_656_million_dollar_lottery_what_do/chba4bf?utm_source=reddit-android
13 Jan 2018 18:20 - +2334
> choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments. Beer in hand worth two in fridge.
13 Jan 2018 17:48 - +1317
That's a strange way to spell hookers and blow.
13 Jan 2018 20:53 - +1151
Here in Switzerland if you win a lot of money they send a psychologist and a finance guy to prepare you for the new rich life.
13 Jan 2018 18:14 - +1050
Oh... please tell me that's not his actual name plastered on the news F
13 Jan 2018 17:43 - +741
family and friends are gonna rip em to shreds.
13 Jan 2018 20:12 - +488
Hopefully he doesnt get killed by idiots looking to rob him. A lottery winner was recently murdered by a group of thugs in his home that thought he had the winnings on him https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailynews.com/amp/news/crime/georgia-lottery-winner-murdered-home-invasion-article-1.2505105
13 Jan 2018 19:33 - +457
Between the lawyer, trust and well-crafted statement, I think this kid has it more together than most lottery winners.
13 Jan 2018 17:23 - +443
This should go well.
13 Jan 2018 19:11 - +339
This news is only uplifting for 1 person
13 Jan 2018 17:28 - +279
Good luck dude! Having so much money that young can go horribly wrong.
13 Jan 2018 17:36 - +247
I'm taking bets on this one. 5 years from now: Dead? or Broke?
13 Jan 2018 18:35 - +196
I'd really like to be happy for them but being perpetually broke has turned me into a bitter jackass incapable of such feelings.
13 Jan 2018 19:25 - +148
Fortunately in my country you wouldn't be forced to go public with your winnings... (not that it would matter to me anyway). If he's smart he'll hide for the next five years, maybe go to Uni in Europe or something so he can keep this quiet until this is forgotten locally. That kind of money must ruin relationships around you.
13 Jan 2018 19:03 - +139
So many people putting this dude in the dirt before anything has happened. My man instantly took a course in financial management and walked in the store with his lawyer. The way he addressed himself and spoke to the press tells me that the money will be used responsibly.
13 Jan 2018 18:37 - +132
Buy a house, your folks a house, a sweet ride and invest the rest or put it in something that isn't taxed to death every year... or buy gold.. Good luck!
13 Jan 2018 19:52 - +83
I'm gonna live poor, die poor, and I'll probably be reincarnated as a tape worm in a cow's intestine.
13 Jan 2018 20:21 - +56
Please guy - I used to work for the lottery. Give each of your close family members a million. Throw your Phone in the toilet and book a room on the QE2 with no end date. Don’t worry about the cost, you’ll struggle to spend the interest on the trip. Just float for a year or five while things settle down. You’ll be collecting 30 mill a year in interest. Go have some crazy experiences for a decade and get accustomed to the fact that anything you want you can have. Except your health and happiness. Cash won’t sort them out so you need the ten years to do that yourself. Good luck.
13 Jan 2018 20:43 - +46
Isn't there a problem where a lot of lottery winners get murdered because of their status and lack of security? Hope this person is smart in choosing where they live.
13 Jan 2018 19:22 - +42
Just read that reddit post about how most people who win the lottery end up bankrupt and bitter.
13 Jan 2018 19:45 - +39
I guess in America you can't be anonymous winner but in the UK it baffles me why people go public, like the lotto lout for example people would threaten and even try to kidnap his kid, not a chance would I go public!
13 Jan 2018 21:39 - +30
This young man can have a good life. The money will be a challenge. Money changes how other people see you. As a wealthy business owner, I’ve experienced this in my own life. It takes a while to insulate yourself and see through the bullshit. Employees, customers, friends and family all think you have it easy. These people don’t remember me working 90 hour weeks to build my business. The 3 years without a day off. Or the times that it looked like the business would fail. Sudden wealth is awesome, but there is a dark side to massive lottery wins. This young man will need to grow up quickly, build a small trusted inner circle, and find some hobbies to get away from it all. He’s now at a much higher risk of bankruptcy and death compared to the rest of us. Let’s all hope he keeps his perspective on this and the wolves stay way from him.
13 Jan 2018 19:35 - +23
This is how you end up in a plane crash lost on an island.
13 Jan 2018 19:16 - +19
While OP meant for the post to be a uplifting story, the truth is that this person will enter a world of hell. See this advice [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/24vo34/whats_the_happiest_5word_sentence_you_could_hear/chb4v05/).
13 Jan 2018 18:11 - +18
Good on the chap.
13 Jan 2018 22:09 - +16
Annnnnnnd it's gone.
13 Jan 2018 20:44 - +11
"His passions include hookers, cocaine, and pools filled with champagne"

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