Unlucky in love, but lucky in the lottery, a Hyannis man, recently dumped by his girlfriend, has won $30.5 million.
Sandeep Singh, 22, says he is hoping not to get any calls from the woman who jilted him now that he is a millionaire.
“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.”
Singh, who currently works two jobs to help his family make ends meet, won $4 on a scratch-off lottery ticket and used those meager winnings to buy four quick pick Mega Millions tickets, including the winning $30.5 million ticket.
Singh, who goes by Sunny, came forward with his mother, sister, and niece Wednesday to claim his prize. Singh elected to receive the money in a lump sum payment of approximately $23 million. After taxes, he should net about $16.1 million.
The winning numbers, 13-37-40-46-52 and a Megaball of 29, were announced Tuesday. A winner in Fresno, Calif., and Singh are splitting the $61 million prize, according to the state lottery.
But Singh said he did not know that the big winner was from Hyannis until he came home from work and checked the lottery’s website just before midnight Tuesday.
It was Singh’s older sister who actually purchased the winning ticket. “I thanked her so much,” he said
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