He’s Only 20 Years Old: Meet Florida’s New $450 Million MegaMillions Winner!

He’s only 20 years old, but Florida resident Shane Missler is now $450 million richer (well, give or take a few hundred million in taxes and other deductions). Shane took home the fourth largest MegaMillions jackpot last week.

What does he intend to do with the money? Shane said, “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.”

We were interviewed by CNNMoney reporter Jackie Wattles about some smart estate planning moves that Shane had the financial savvy to make before claiming his jackpot.

Shane set up an LLC, a type of business entity, that helps him protect and shelter his winnings.

Shane seems to have a good head on his shoulders. He’ll need it. Coming into large amounts of money can do a number on professional athletes and other inheritors, who usually need competent advisors – and often a little tough love – to make that money last.

See our article on “Why NFL Athletes Go Bankrupt, And What You Can Learn From Them”

About Mari Adam

Mari Adam, Certified Financial Planner™ has been helping individuals and families chart their financial futures for over twenty-five years. Have a question about your financial situation? Ask Mari!

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