Manuel Pena gladly took his lumps.
Pena, a handyman, took a one- time lump sum payment of $342,244.50 after winning the May 13 drawing of Mega Money.
Pena, 51, of Tampa plans to buy a new truck, invest in real estate and spend his winings on family. He used birthdays of family members to choose the winning numbers.
He purchased the winning ticket at the Publix in Hillsborough Plaza. Pena's wife entered a 7-Eleven store to check on the numbers. She called her husband with the surprising news, a Florida Lottery press release said.