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posted by Blake Ansley in In The News

Maryland woman claims to hold a winning Mega Millions ticket

April 2, 2012

A group of McDonald's employees' plan to pool their cash and share a winning lottery ticket has been causing controversy in Maryland. Mirlande Wilson, 37, claims to have the winning lottery ticket, but refuses to show it.  She has became increasingly unsure of her ticket's winning status throughout the day, telling the New York Post, "I don't know if I won.  Some of the numbers were familiar.  I recognized some of [them.]" Wilson claims that she has the ticket hidden and will present it to lottery officials today.

Wilson's Mcdonald's co-workers are furious and insist that they are being cheated out of their share of the lottery winnings.  Wilson insists that although she did participate in the group plan, the "winning ticket" was purchased seperate from the plan for herself.

Wilson called her co-workers immidiately after finding that she held a winning ticket, yelling, "I won! I won!"  Her co-workers rushed to Wilson's house where she refused to open the door for 20 minutes.  She later told them that she would share, but she was unable to find the ticket.

A clerk at the 7-Eleven where Wilson bought the tickets is not so sure her story adds up.  He claims that lottery officials have reviewed the store's video and believe that it was a man who bought the winning ticket.  Lottery reps were unable to confirm.

Check out http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/what_mega_mess_wHA9HVdfxA1VDSqWn58KtJ for the full story.

Do you think Wilson really has the winning ticket and is protecting it from her co-workers?

Would you share with the pool or keep the winnings for yourself?

Is this just a classic case of people driven mad by the lottery?

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