Sandeep Singh’s life hasn’t been all that easy. His father passed away when he was only 14, he works two jobs to help support his mother and sister, and he recently went through an upsetting breakup.
And then he won Massachusetts’ $30.5 Mega Millions Jackpot.
"My mom needs the help and my family could use it, so God definitely helped us out at the right time," a visibly excited Singh said on Wednesday during a press conference.
When asked by a reporter whether he had any children, a spouse, or a girlfriend, Singh revealed that his girlfriend had recently left him.
"She broke up with me, but right now, I'm not really worried about it," Singh said. "I was heartbroken at first, but now I'm getting over it."
Reporters then asked the obvious: Will his ex call him back now that he’s a millionaire?
"Doesn't matter. I hope not,” Singh responded.
Later, in a moment that revealed Singh’s true concerns, and thus his true character, he talked about what he would do with his winnings.
"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, adding that he will be giving his two employers, Best Buy and Citizens Bank, his two weeks’ notice soon.
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Funny enough, Singh used the $4 he won from an earlier ticket to purchase the jackpot winner. Unsurprisingly, he was shocked and overwhelmed when he found out that he had won.
"I was in my sister's room on the computer reading the numbers," Sing said. "I didn't know what to do. I dropped the ticket."
Although the taxman will take a massively hefty portion of Singh's winnings (he'll net about $16.1 million after taxes), he still walks away a very wealthy man.
Good for him.
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(H/T: Yahoo! News)