Meet Sandeep Singh, 22, from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Singh was recently dumped by his girlfriend has had the last laugh after winning $30 million on the lottery this week.
Singh had also been working two jobs in an effort to get by – but he will now be able to quit both after landing the Mega Millions jackpot.
He became a multi-millionaire by splitting the $61million prize with a ticket-holder from California.
Mr Singh asked his sister buy him a lottery ticket from a convenience store in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and discovered he had won after the draw on Tuesday evening.
He turned up at the lottery headquarters on Wednesday accompanied by his family to claim his share of the millions.
While the face value of Mr Singh’s prize is $30.5million, he chose to take a lump sum of $23million – which left him with a total of $16million after taxes.
Uncle Sam always gets his cut first.
He says his windfall will allow him to stop working at Best Buy and Citizens Bank, and will enable him to return to college.
The lucky winner revealed that his girlfriend had recently left him – but now he is ‘suddenly starting to get over it’, according to WCVB.
‘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.’
With a $16 million dollar windfall, breaking up was a blessing in disguise.
Mr Singh plans to use to the money to pay his mother’s mortgage and fund charity work.
He has already given his notice at work – and jokes that he plans to spend the next two weeks on sick leave.