Back in January 2018, a Florida man by the name of Shane Missler won the 10th highest Mega Millions jackpot; a staggering $451 million USD. He chose a lump sum payout, vowed to do good with his millions and planned to pursue his interests. Shane also intends on taking care of his family and growing his wealth.
His winning numbers were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10. Surprisingly, these numbers weren’t picked by Shane, but were actually from a quick-pick at the store.
Shane went on to say that he’ll be doing his best in life and sends his thanks to everyone that supported him. However, it’s not just Shane and his friends and family that are celebrating, but the store who sold him the winning ticket is doing the same!
The store that sells a winning lottery ticket also gets a little prize. In the same month, a Powerball ticket awarded a $570 million USD jackpot to a lucky winner, also in Florida. The ticket was bought at Reeds Ferry Market, where hundreds of excited regulars stopped by to see the convenience store swarming with media. The owner, Sam Safa, was happy to talk about the win and was proud that the winning lottery ticket was bought at his humble store that has been running for over 100 years.
It’s not just the sudden popularity of his store that got him excited. The store is also said to receive a $75,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket! That’s a lot of cash and a great surprise to the store owner that doesn’t even know the identity of the winner.
Another example of this happening is with a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey, where a Mega Millions winning ticket was bought. The retailer was awarded a lump sum of $100,000 as a bonus for selling the ticket. While it’s not quite on the same level as a humble neighbourhood store owner getting a bonus, it still goes to show that when someone wins a lottery jackpot, they’re not the only one celebrating.
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