EL MONTE (CBS) — A local man quit his job at a doughnut shop an hour after finding out that he was among the 29 Californians to match five of the six winning numbers in the Mega Millions drawing.
Lazaro Ramos walked into USA Donuts and Croissant in El Monte on Saturday morning and asked Mike Dinow, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, what the winning numbers were.
“I looked at his ticket and I thought it was a joke. I thought somebody was playing a joke,” reports Dinow, who broke the happy news to Ramos.
Ramos is expected to get $227,955 (to be exact)!
When asked what went through his mind after being told he won — translated from Spanish — Ramos said that he was nervous and very happy.
Ramos, who works at another doughnut shop in Whittier, reportedly quit his job an hour after finding out the good news.
He hopes to return to Guatemala and open up a restaurant.
Meantime, the store that sold the winning ticket is expected to get $1,100.