Two Furloughed Sisters Receive $20K From Ellen DeGeneres!


Jaqui Wright and Nikki Howard have just sold the most expensive cheesecake ever to Ellen DeGeneres! 

Ellen DeGeneres surprised the two sisters from Oxon Hill, Jaqi Wright and Nikki Howard, with $20,000 form Cheerios for an order of ONE cheesecake.


Jaqi and Nikki, who work for the Department of Justice and the Food and Drug Administration, have been furloughed since Dec. 22.

Jaqi says everything came about after Nikki made cheesecake for New Year’s and she and her mother were amazed at how good it tasted.

“Light bulbs went off and the Furlough Sisters and the Furlough Cheesecake came about,” Nikki said.

Jaqi's goal is to make between 75 to 100 cheesecakes a day and after their appearance on The Ellen Show, DeGeneres said the orders were bound to increase significantly. DeGeneres asked the sisters to send her one cheesecake in exchange.

Now we have to try this cheesecake! 

Source: ABC 7 

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