Where's Mirlande Wilson's "Lucky" Mega Millions Winning Ticket?
What started out being a "lucky" lottery ticket is now proving to be a very "unlucky" ticket indeed. One of the 15 McDonald's co-workers in this Maryland Mega Millions controversy, Mirlande Wilson is smack dab in the center, claiming earlier this week she was holding one of the three March 30th, $656,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot tickets.
Problem is Mirlande Wilson was in a lottery pool with the rest of the angry Maryland McDonald's co-workers who say if she does have the ticket, she needs to split the jackpot with them. Seems reasonable, doesn't it? Wilson, on the other hand, says the ticket she claims is the "winning Mega Millions ticket" was purchased separately and apart from the Mega Millions tickets purchased at a local 7-Eleven store in Baltimore, Maryland. Confused yet? You're not the only one!
So, where is that long, sought after Mega Millions winning ticket? Asked by NBC Washington's Shomari Stone whether she was going to ask for her share, Wilson said, "if I find it [the ticket]." Stone then asked Wilson if she had lost the ticket and she replied, "I misplaced it."
The Washington Post reported Friday, "The revelation came hours after Wilson held a news conference with her attorney (Edward Smith Jr.), to ask the media, eager to interview an apparent winner in the record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, to leave her alone." Of course, all this would make sense if she was indeed the true Mega Millions lottery winner. Who would want that kind of pressure, being hounded non-stop by the nosy lottery paparazzi?
The remaining two Mega Millions jackpot tickets were sold by the Illinois Lottery and the Kansas Lottery for the March 30th drawing. So far, no one has come forward to claim the prize money, nor has anyone actually produced a winning ticket with the Mega Millions winning numbers on them.
What do you think? Is Mirlande Wilson the real Maryland Mega Millions winner, or is there someone else out there waiting for this McDonald's Mega Millions mess to die down so they can claim their portion of the $656,000,000 jackpot?