A 22-year-old Hyannis, Massachusetts man Sandeep “Sunny” Singh claimed the $30.5 million jackpot that he won in the multi-state Mega Millions game. He bought one of the two winning tickets sold nationwide that matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball (13-37-40-46-52, MB 29) selected in the Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Mega Millions drawing to split the game’s $61 million prize. The other winning ticket was sold to a lucky lottery player in Fresno, California.
Singh arrived at the Massachusetts Lottery’s Braintree headquarters with his mother, sister and niece to claim the prize and elected to receive his $30.5 million half of the jackpot in a one-time, lump sum payment of approximately $23 million. After taxes, Singh’s prize check will amount to $16.1 million.
Singh and his family purchased a total of five quick pic tickets at AM/PM Convenience in Hyannis. He said they often play Mega Millions, as well as the Lottery’s other multi-state game Powerball, and knew they had a winning ticket shortly after the drawing was held last night and the game results were posted.
Currently, Singh holds two jobs working as a teller at a local Citizen’s bank and as a salesperson at a box retailer Best Buy. He indicated that he is committed to working at the bank until the end of the fiscal quarter in December and will give Best Buy’s two week’s notice before ending his employment. As for what he plans to do with the money, Singh plans to pay off the mortgage on his family’s house and hopes to go back to college soon to get his bachelor’s degree in business/finance. On side note, his girlfriend broke up with him two days prior to winning. He was heart broken a first, but now he’s not too worried about the break up.
Sandeep “Sunny” Singh wins $30.5 million Mega Millions jackpot