All Things Considered with Alex Cohen

Mega Millions Winner is a journalist! YAY!

Here's an update on that MIA Mega Millions winner and it's a pretty cool one for us journo-types. ... Los Angeles TV station KNBC says one of its newsroom employees is holding the Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $266 million.

Assignment manager David Reese says the newly-minted millionaire works as a freelancer on the assignment desk and called him today to share her good news. Reese says the woman wants to maintain her privacy and asked her colleagues to keep her name a secret. She hasn't turned in her ticket yet.

He says the woman, whose husband was laid off from his job two weeks ago, told him she plans to come to work tomorrow.

Usually all we hear in the world of journalism is about layoffs so this is a really nice turn of events methinks!

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