Life hasn’t been easy for Sandeep Singh. After his dad passed away, he was forced to work two jobs in an effort to support his family.
He started working at McDonald’s as a teenager and he has since been working at Best Buy and also as a teller at Citizens Bank
And his girlfriend recently dumped him.
But on Tuesday night, Lady Luck shined upon him and it was revealed that he won $30.5 million in the Mega Millions jackpot.
The 22-year-old from Cape Cod became a multi-millionaire by splitting the $61 million prize with a ticket-holder from California.
While the face value of his prize is $30.5million, he chose to take a lump sum of $23 million – which left him with a total of $16 million after taxes.
But don’t think he will be splurging on luxury items– he intends to pay off his mom’s mortgage.
“My mom needs the help and my family could use it, so God definitely helped us out at the right time,” he said.
And he intends on returning to college [Singh studied computer science for two years at Cape Cod Community College and hopes to use some of the money to get his bachelor’s degree in business].
But what of his recent heartbreak?
‘She broke up with me,” he said. “But right now, I’m not really worried about it. I was heartbroken at first, but now I am getting over it.”