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Man Quits Donut Shop Job After TV Reporter Tells Him He Won $227K From Mega Millions Jackpot
A man in El Monte who works in a donut shop quit his job after a TV reporter broke the good news to him: he won a small slice of the massive $640 million Mega Millions jackpot.
No one in California got all five numbers plus the Mega number, but several Californians did get five numbers right, which entitled them to $227K. No, it's not the jackpot but it isn't pocket change either.
Mike Dinow, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, walked into USA Donuts and Croissant in El Monte this morning where one of the winning tickets were sold. He ran into a customer Lazaro Ramos, who asked, by the way, what the winning numbers were. It turns out he had the winning ticket.
"I looked at his ticket and I thought it was a joke. I thought somebody was playing a joke," Dinow said.
Within an hour Ramos told Dinow that he had made a big life-changing decision: he planned to quit his job at another donut shop, move back to his native Guatemala and open a restaurant. This is the second lottery winner this month who had the exact same plan.