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CHICAGO (CBS) — A 21-year-old college student from Villa Park was presented with one of those over-sized lottery checks on Wednesday.

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Asif Khan won a million dollars with a scratch-off ticket.

His family moved here from India six years ago.

He says this is the American dream he’d always envisioned.

He’s about to graduate from East-West University in Chicago.

He says it has been a struggle to pay the tuition. He’s worked some low-paying jobs to help with tuition costs.

Now, he says he can afford to go to medical school. He wants to be a cardiologist.

Khan says he’s going to buy a car. His mother told him not to go crazy. But when asked what kind of car, he said he’d be going a little crazy, possibly
getting a Mercedes coupe.

Mom didn’t know that until now.

He also said he’d like to get a new house for his family.

But his real dream is to become a doctor.

Khan suggested he could make the $1 million last 20 years.

He had no idea how much he’d have to pay in taxes. He said he didn’t want to know.

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