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Massachusetts man wins half of $61M Mega Millions jackpot

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HYANNIS, Mass. — A Massachusetts man is $30.5 million richer after splitting Tuesday night's $61 million Mega Millions jackpot with a co-winner from California.

Sandeep "Sunny" Singh can hardly catch his breath. Today he's posing for pictures with a giant check for $30.5 million. Yesterday, this newly minted millionaire was busy working two jobs to help his mom pay the bills.

"Ahh, I'm like overwhelmed right now," he said after cashing in his ticket at Lottery headquarters.

He was so busy he nearly missed out on buying his winning ticket. Sunny's sister ran to the AM PM convenience store in Hyannis to buy a quick pick Mega Millions ticket for him.

Wednesday night, other customers visited the store are hoping lightning strikes twice.

"He did it, I can do it," said a customer purchasing a bunch of tickets.

"Oh yeah, I know him. He works in the Best Buy. He comes all the time. He's a regular customer," said the clerk. He added that he's happy for Sunny because he's "a nice guy."

So how does a 22-year-old spend all this money?

"Helping my mom with her mortgage, helping family, and donate some money to the community," he said. Sunny also mentioned he'd like to get his bachelor's degree in business.

But he won't be buying gifts for a girlfriend. She dumped him a couple weeks ago.

"No, no lucky girlfriend, just broke up with her, Nice. Ha ha. Thank God!" he giggled.

The ex is out of luck. But that just means more winnings to go around for the other ladies in Sunny's life, his mom, his sister, and his baby niece.

"My mom needs the help and my family can definitely use it so God helped us out at the right time," he says.

Sunny took the lump sum of $23 million. He plans to give two weeks notice at Best Buy and wait until the end of the quarter to leave the bank where he works.

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Posted: October 18, 2012, 7:17 am - IP Logged

Hurrah for Massachusetts!

Thanks to California again, your a winner.  Banana

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    Posted: October 18, 2012, 7:50 am - IP Logged

    I am so happy for Sandeep. So young and so hard working. Its a perfect picture. And poor poor ex girlfriend, that gotta hurt, ouch!

    It's a futile effort.


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      I am so happy for Sandeep. So young and so hard working. Its a perfect picture. And poor poor ex girlfriend, that gotta hurt, ouch!

      $1000 says she will be calling him back soon to reconcile things.

      She will also pretend to not know about his fortunate windfall.  Jester Laugh

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        Posted: October 18, 2012, 8:03 am - IP Logged

        haha and she'll cry infront of him and the inexperienced winner will fall for it lol

        It's a futile effort.

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          Posted: October 18, 2012, 8:22 am - IP Logged

          Sorry guys i just couldn't resist. A person from the middle east named "sandeep".get it sand deep.LOL

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            Posted: October 18, 2012, 8:37 am - IP Logged

            haha and she'll cry infront of him and the inexperienced winner will fall for it lol

            Oppps......forgot about the tears factor. Your right.   Crying

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              Posted: October 18, 2012, 9:05 am - IP Logged

              $1000 says she will be calling him back soon to reconcile things.

              She will also pretend to not know about his fortunate windfall.  Jester Laugh

              No doubt, she will reminisce about all the good times they had and looking forward to getting back while planning their future together. In terms of knowing about his winnings, she will claim that work has been so hectic and she hasn't had time to even watch the news.Wink

              My advice to Sandeep, block her number and move out of the area.

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                Posted: October 18, 2012, 9:12 am - IP Logged

                Not afraid of HARD WORK and seems to be a young man with a plan. Awesome combo. I wish him all the best.

                "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                  Posted: October 18, 2012, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                  "No, no lucky girlfriend, just broke up with her, Nice. Ha ha. Thank God!" he giggled

                   

                  Sounds to me like she is out of the picture...for good!

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                    Posted: October 18, 2012, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the lucky winner, may you enjoy.

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                      Posted: October 18, 2012, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the lucky winner, may you enjoy.

                      That's what I like about you sully. Never sour grapes, always congrats for winners.

                      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                        Posted: October 18, 2012, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                        No doubt, she will reminisce about all the good times they had and looking forward to getting back while planning their future together. In terms of knowing about his winnings, she will claim that work has been so hectic and she hasn't had time to even watch the news.Wink

                        My advice to Sandeep, block her number and move out of the area.

                        Good advice Jill. Thumbs Up

                        Any communication with her will be his downfall.

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                          Posted: October 18, 2012, 10:33 am - IP Logged

                          Years ago I lost a job and my girlfriend dumped me.  A few months later I got a new job that pays much higher.  Miraculously, she called me to reconcile and saying that it was really all her fault.  I said no to her and she really got mad.  To this day if I see her she won't talk to me.

                          At 22 years old I would almost never recommend taking a lump sum.  But since he works at a bank until the end of the quarter, he can get some good advice hopefully.  Continued blessings to this man and his family for his hard work and dedication.


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                            Posted: October 18, 2012, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                            Years ago I lost a job and my girlfriend dumped me.  A few months later I got a new job that pays much higher.  Miraculously, she called me to reconcile and saying that it was really all her fault.  I said no to her and she really got mad.  To this day if I see her she won't talk to me.

                            At 22 years old I would almost never recommend taking a lump sum.  But since he works at a bank until the end of the quarter, he can get some good advice hopefully.  Continued blessings to this man and his family for his hard work and dedication.

                            Thanks for the recommendations david.