A Massachusetts man who was recently dumped by his girlfriend has had the last laugh after winning $30 million in the Mega Millions jackpot.
Sandeep Singh, who had been working two jobs to help his mother and sister, said he was heartbroken after his girlfriend broke up with him recently but he was “suddenly starting to get over it,” WCVB reported.
“She broke up with me. But right now, I’m not really worried about it,” he said. He was asked if he thought his ex-girlfriend would call him back, he said, “Doesn’t matter. I hope not.”
Lottery officials said Singh, 22, asked his sister to buy him four Quick Picks lottery tickets from a convenience store. He discovered he had won following the draw on Tuesday night.
The Lottery winner did not feel comfortable with the media attention he was receiving. “Ahh, I’m like overwhelmed right now,” he told CBS.
What is Singh going to do with his money?
He decided to take the one-time lump sum payment of about $23 million, about $16 million after taxes.
He told the media he would use the cash winnings to pay his mother’s mortgage, help his family, pay for college and donate some to charity.
Singh, who plans to leave his two jobs, is giving his two weeks notice. He also said his ex-girlfriend won’t be receiving a cent.