Playing the lottery online has recently sparked the interest of tons of Indian people. Something that was hardly accessible in the past is now easily available to a big portion of the country’s population – all thanks to improved internet connections and smartphones. This has naturally led to a huge increase in international lottery winners from India. One of these winners is Sandeep “Sunny” Singh who won a stunning amount of $30.5 million playing the Mega Millions lottery. This is his story.
Heartbroken and Poor, Sandeep’s Life Changed Forever
At 22 years old, Sandeep was working double shifts to be able to support his Indian family while living in the United States. His situation was quite a tough one, but most of the time he found joy in his relationships, which included his family and a girlfriend that he had at the time.
Like many of us have experienced, the love didn’t last forever, but just days before karma decided to strike the benevolent Sandeep, who goes by the nickname of “Sunny”, his girlfriend decided to break up with him. We don’t know how painful it was, but we can only imagine having been in the situation ourselves.
One day Sandeep happened to win $4 on a scratcher that he bought in a shop. As he always used to say that he would win the lottery one day, it is to little surprise that this money was invested in four entries into the Mega Millions lottery. Along with the US Powerball, this was the lottery that he used to play, which he had done for a year prior to winning the big bucks.
At the time, the Mega Millions jackpot stood at a massive prize pool of $61 million and even if Sandeep said that he would win one day, it probably came as huge surprise when the numbers rolled out. Together with another lucky lottery player, he hit the jackpot which earned them both $30.5 million. Way more money than most of us make in a life time.
If you didn’t already think that the considerate Sandeep deserved to win, his plans with the money will surely change your mind. Good-hearted as he is, he wanted a portion of the money to go to charity, while another portion would be used to pay off his mother’s house. Additionally, Sandeep would also pursue a career in business by getting a bachelor’s degree.
Even though Sandeep “Sunny Karma Does Exist” Singh didn’t purchase his lottery ticket online, there are many sites that anyone can use to conveniently buy entries into the Mega Millions, such as PlayHugeLottos. Purchasing tickets online has many benefits over visiting a physical retailer as you’re able to get discounts, sign up for subscriptions and take part of bonus offers that can earn you free tickets.
We hope you enjoyed the read and if you happen to become the next big winner of an international lottery, don’t forget to hit us up so that we can share your story!