Winner of $266-million lottery jackpot kept working even after learning she hit jackpot
The NBC producer decided to finish working her overnight shift even after learning she and her husband had won a $266-million lottery jackpot.
Jacki Wells Cisneros and husband Gilbert Cisneros purchased the winning ticket while having dinner at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue in Pico Rivera.
She told KNBC that she was working overnight when she realized they had the winning number. "He was reading the fourth and the fifth number, and all of a sudden he said, 'I think we won,' " she told the station. "My hand was shaking the phone, I went to hang up the phone and I was shaking, and my legs felt like they were going to buckle. I just screamed and cried, and laughed."
Still, she decided to continue working her shift, leaving the station's newsroom at her usual time, 8 a.m.
Lottery officials said this is the eighth-largest Mega Millions lottery prize.
The couple said they were still trying to decide what to do with the money.
-- Shelby Grad