Shane Missler, a Mainer from Topsham now living in Florida, has some wicked good luck.

About $450 million worth of good luck!

The Mercury News and the Lewiston Sun Journal are reporting that Missler, formerly of Topsham and Livermore Falls, won the giant jackpot this week and chose the lump sum of $281,874,999.


Within seconds of his announcement on facebook, people came out of the woodwork to ask, and even beg, for money. Some of the requests even made the story in the Sun Journal.

Here's some unsolicited advice for Mr. Missler:

Surround yourself with trusted legal and financial professionals who can walk you through the right steps to take. Read this great thread on Reddit about what NOT to do, too! (You've already broken rule #1!)

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