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Lottery Winners Jacki And Gilbert Cisneros Donate To Scholarship Fund For Pico Rivera Students

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A Pico Rivera, Calif. couple who won the lottery last year are giving back to the community where their families have lived for generations.

Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros won $266 million last year from a Mega Millions ticket purchased at a local restaurant.

Now, the pair are donating some of their winnings to give college scholarships to teens at El Rancho High School, the Today Show reports.

Gilbert Cisneros told Today's Ann Curry he was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship that allowed him to get a college education.

"Now that we have the means to do some good, we kind of want to give other students that same opportunity."

The husband and wife philanthropists hope their contribution to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund can help hundreds of students.


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