A newsroom employee of local television station KNBC has won the $266 million Mega Millions jackpot. Assignment Editor Jacki Wells Cisneros received the good news from her husband Gilbert Cisneros while working an overnight shift at the station. From the LA Times:
“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.
Despite her new millionaire status, Jacki has decided to keep her job at KNBC.