This is the true life story of Sandeep Singh, a 22-year-old Massachusetts man nicknamed “Sunny,” who has been working two jobs to help support his family and was recently dumped by his girlfriend.
Hardly able to take in reality of his situation yet, Singh
continually takes deep breaths while answering questions from reporters
during most of the press conferences; he acknowledged that he was
feeling “overwhelmed”. He also shared the touching story of how he has
worked two jobs from the age of 14 to help his mother and sister pay the
bills after his father passed away.
When he found out he had won, he said: “I was in my sister’s room on
the computer reading the numbers… I didn’t know what to do. I dropped
Asked if he had any children, spouse or girlfriend, Singh noted his
girlfriend had just left him: “She broke up with me, but right now, I’m
not really worried about it… I was heartbroken at first, but now I’m
getting over it.”
Of what he plans to do with his winnings Singh said, “Helping my mom
with the mortgage, helping my family and, like, donating some money to
the community; aside from that, nothing that I want to do, really.”
Sing had initially won $4 on a lotto scratch ticket and used the
winnings to purchase four quick-pick Mega Millions tickets. He’s decided
to take the $30.5 million in a lump sum, which the Boston Globe says
will equal about $16.1 million after taxes.