Sandeep Singh's Wins RM90 Million Lottery After Losing Girlfriend

Friday, October 19, 2012 by
Sandeep Singh


Sandeep Singh (pic) has been working two jobs to help support his family and was recently dumped by his girlfriend. But the 22-year-old Massachusetts man nicknamed "Sunny," can console himself with a US$30.5 million (RM91.6 million) winning lottery ticket. "My mom needs the help and my family could use it, so God definitely helped us out at the right time," Singh said at a press conference on Wednesday to accept the winning check. When 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," Singh said, eliciting laughter from the audience. "I was heartbroken at first, but now I'm getting over it." When asked if he thinks the ex-girlfriend will call him back, Singh said, "Doesn't matter. I hope not." 

For most of the press conference, Singh acknowledged that he was feeling "overwhelmed," continually taking deep breaths while answering questions from reporters. But he shared a heartwarming 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. "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," Singh said of what he plans to do with his winnings. Just a week ago, Singh was working at both a local Best Buy and a Citizens Bank. "I'm giving my two weeks notice, yeah," he said. Sing had initially won US$4 on a lotto scratch ticket and used the winnings to purchase four quick-pick Mega Millions tickets. He's decided to take the US$30.5 million in a lump sum, which the Boston Globe says will equal about US$16.1 million after taxes. "I was in my sister's room on the computer reading the numbers," Sing said about how he found out he had won. "I didn't know what to do. I dropped the ticket."


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