silly millionaire of the week
Getting dumped by someone you love is the worst feeling in the world. When you’re heartbroken, there’s nothing that any of your friends or family can do to make you feel better. You think the world is over and you’ll never feel happiness again. Well, one jilted lover in Massachusetts may have found the cure for a broken heart: Winning a $30 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot! And it turns out, this lucky set of events could not have happened to a nicer and more deserving guy…
22 year old Sandeep “Sunny” Singh is exactly the kind of guy who should win the lottery. Singh is a community college student in Hyannis Massachusetts who has worked two jobs to support his family ever since his father passed away when Sandeep was just 14. Since freshman year of high school, Sandeep has worked at McDonalds, Best Buy and a bank to help his mother pay bills and the mortgage. He’s also studying computer science and Cape Cod Community College. Sandeep has played the lottery twice a month since he turned 21 and always buys his quickpick tickets at the same AM/PM. Last week however, Sandeep was working a late shift and was unable to get to the AM/PM in time to buy his tickets for the October 17th drawing, so he asked his sister to buy them instead. As instructed, his sister purchased several quickpicks, one of which ended up containing the winning numbers 13-37-40-46-52 with a Megaball of 29. Just before midnight on October 17th, Sandeep logged onto his computer and discovered he had just won $30.5 million! The total jackpot was $61 million, but another lucky player in California also had the winning numbers so the prize is split.When reporters asked if he had a lucky girlfriend, Sandeep explained that he was recently dumped by the love of his life and had been heart broken for weeks: “She broke up with me, but right now, I’m not really worried about it. I was heartbroken at first, but now I’m getting over it.” Singh has chosen to accept a lump sum payment of $23 million which will be around $16 million after taxes. Sandeep has already given his two week’s notice at Best Buy and will leave his job at Citizens Bank when their fiscal quarter is over next month. He also plans on paying off his mother’s mortgage and will share the money with his lucky sister!
Getting dumped by someone you love is the worst feeling in the world. When you’re heartbroken, there’s nothing that any of your friends or family can do to make you feel better. You think the world is over and you’ll never feel happiness again. Well, one jilted lover in Massachusetts may have found the cure for a broken heart: Winning a $30 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot! And it turns out, this lucky set of events could not have happened to a nicer and more deserving guy…1 Comment
At London’s highly exclusive Playboy Club under the watch of Guinness World Records judges, an expensive piece of history and cocktail-maestro Salvatore Calabrese’s dream of mixing the world’s most expensive cocktail gets shattered after its key ingredient, a historic cognac worth of $77,480 gets accidentally smashed on floor. One of the world’s leading bartender, Salvatore Calabrese’s record-breaking attempt to mix the ‘Old and Wise’ cocktail, which was to be priced at $7,830 a glass, was dashed after an affluent customer who already ordered two glasses of the vintage 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux generously asked to look at this historic bottle.No Comments
The 2012 World Series of Poker has been going on full swing in Las Vegas since late May. There are 61 events scheduled to take place during this year’s series, but none are more prestigious and expensive than the one million dollar buy in ‘Big One for One Drop’ event that recently took place.
The first place prize was a staggering $18 million dollars. The event, which pledged $111,111 of every million dollar buy-in to charity, took place over three days in at the Rio in Las Vegas.
The One Drop charitable organization partners with organizations in third world countries to “bring money, technology and knowledge to communities in need of access to safe water.”
There were 48 professional poker players and business men who participated in the charitable event. Professional poker player Antonio Esfandiari won the event beating out a stacked final table that was broadcast on ESPN to take home the first place prize of $18 million dollars.
Poker Professional Sam Trickett took home over $10 million for second place and Cirque de Soleil found Guy Laliberte earned over $1.8 million for his 5th place finish.
The ‘Big One for One Drop’ event offered the largest individual prize pool in sports history outside of boxing, beating out the purses for winning the Masters, Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
“From day one I just believed I was going to win this tournament. I played my heart out and the poker god’s were on my side” said Esfandiari “The cards came and everything went my way. My bluffs worked, my hands got paid off and I just saw it. I saw me winning the bracelet.”
The event raised over $5.5 million dollars for charity. The money will help bring drinking water to countries in need.No Comments
In 2007 a wealthy Middle Eastern Sheikh, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud placed an order for an Airbus A380. Well, almost 5 years since, the luxurious private jet is finally ready for delivery. Touted to be the world’s most expensive personal jet, with a final price well in excess of $500 million, this private jet is truly one of a kind. The original plans included a garage for two Rolls-Royces, a stable for horses and camels, a pen for hawks and a prayer room that rotates so it always points toward Mecca. Promising to be the trendsetter when it comes to laying the standards on how to do business in style, above 40,000ft, this jet is sure to be the envy of many-a-high flyers.
Recently a new version of Boeings 747-8 Intercontinental, the Boeing 747-V.I.P was delivered to another Middle East customer, believed to be the emir of Qatar. Given the increasing demand of the high flyers for privacy and exclusive travel modes, it seems like good days are back for the private aviation industry. Only recently we told you about the rising demand for private jets in China. Wonder if this trend will lead to the birth of a private jet that is more expensive and luxurious than the Airbus A380.2 Comments
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