Skip to comments.Mega Millions winner says ticket still hidden inside Baltimore McDonald’s
Posted on 04/04/2012 10:21:38 AM PDT by Drew68
One of the three Mega Millions jackpot winners says her winning ticket remains stashed away inside the Baltimore McDonald's where she works. But some of Marlinde Wilson's co-workers think she is telling a Big Lie.
"I left my ticket there, and it's somewhere safe that only I know about," Wilson told the New York Post. "I'm waiting for things to calm down so I can go back to McDonald's and get it. The people [at McDonald's] are too excited. I want their heads to cool down before I go back."
Wilson claims to have purchased one of the three winning Mega Millions lottery tickets. The three winners will each receive a share of the record-breaking $640 million jackpot. If Wilson's story is true, that would mean a $105 million ticket (after taxes) is stashed away somewhere inside the fast food restaurant.
Wilson's co-workers appear to be split in their opinion of her but all who have spoken to the media seem to share some animosity toward the Haiti native. Some of Wilson's colleagues say she is attempting to cheat them out of what should be shared winnings from a pool of lotto tickets 14 of the McDonald's employees purchased together.
And Wilson's manager, identified only as "Layla" by the Post, says she thinks Wilson isn't telling the truth about hiding the ticket inside the McDonald's. "That's impossible. She didn't come back here" after she purchased the ticket, Layla said.
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LOL! This woman is sooooo full of s***! Hopefully there won't be a mob of people converging on this McDonald's to tear it apart.
I’ve been in that McDonalds, and would not leave anything valuable unattended there for two seconds.
I gots a lawyer who says I got a good case. Mickey D's gotta pay for not protecting my stash-away place!
Gee, she’s a lovely gal, ay?
This story gets stranger and stranger. I predict the woman, if her story is true, will be forced to share the winnings with everyone in the pool.
Life is hard, it’s even harder when you are stupid.
It’s a McDonalds, NOT a safety deposit box at a bank.
If her ticket doesn’t get really stolen in the end.
I'm sure a Jury Of Her Peers will agree with you. Ha ha.
the co workers she is trying to stiff might think about getting a voodoo doll and some stick pins....
"..sssss..it's hidden in...sssss...her bra...sssss...under left boob..sssss...I'm going in..sssss"
That’s 7.5 million after being split 14 ways. That’s not enough for her?
Whether or not she’s telling the truth, she will have a very rough life after this if she doesn’t make some kind of effort.
This is the same woman who stated that she bought the winning ticket with the “lucky dollar that she found on the floor at McDonalds”.
If the lucky dollar was on the floor at McDonalds and she picked it up and kept it, would that not be theft. Does this mean that the winning ticket belongs to McDonalds?
Really can’t think of a safer place than a Baltimore McDonalds.
I still think it’s an April Foo Day joke that hasn’t reached it’s expiration date quite yet....
LOL it doesn’t pass the smell test.
Guilty! I think it’s something about the Haitian culture that makes them scammers. There’s one who lives in my neighborhood and she was a big scammer—even got arrested for mortgage fraud. Of course she blamed her husband, but her brother got busted too.
Really cant think of a safer place than a Baltimore McDonalds.
She needs to spend some of her money on a new hair-do.
IIRC there is case law on this (the money not the ticket) I remember reading about a case where someone found a packet of money on the floor of a Fast Food Restaurant. (around 5K IIRC) It was found on the floor near the rest room. It ended up being awarded to the finder who was a customer. The owner of the establishment put in a claim for it but could not prove it was his and the ruling stated "finders keepers" because it was in a "public area" of the establishment.
I found it last week. It was a loser.
Amazing—she’s almost exactly what I had a mental picture of!
Someone downthread hit it on the head...the ticket is "gone" and she will sue.
Next it gets “stolen” from its hidey hole in McDonald’s.
I beleive her. How else could she afford a weave like that with 7 children on a McWage?
And she will have nobody to blame but herself. If you manage a pool, and want to bet on the side too, you have to have a way of proving which tickets were pool tickets and which were your own. A simple copy of the pool tickets distributed prior to the drawing would have done. It doesn't appear that she did that, so she should split the funds.
Who stores their private tickets in McDonald's safe anyway? I don't believe her.
LOL THAT’S funny!!
Maybe some rioters will burn it down and erase any doubt about the existence or validity of any ticket.
LOL! That assumes that Baltimorians actually THINK and put forth effort! ROFLMAO!
The people who gave her the money to play were also stupid. At least one of them should have demanded copies of the tickets played. I used to play the Powerball with a pool of my fellow employees. The lady who collected the money and bought the tickets always gave us copies of the tickets.
That explains the well-known success and prosperity of their island paradise homeland.
I'd think having scamming skills is the only way you can survive in Haiti. Same with Somalis. Yet leaders of both parties have decided we need to import tens of thousands of them to our shores.
I read somewhere the 7/11 where the winning ticket was purchased said a man bought it. If he has even driven by her McDonald’s, he will be accused of raiding her hiding place. God help hi of he’s white.
I was just going to post the same thing! When the real winner finally shows up, this is exactly what she'll do. She might be actually be more clever than we're giving her credit.
Gee I hope she didn’t stash it in the french fry chopper or the hamburger grinder. Oh, wait McDonalds doesn’t have that stuff, they only use frozen food. She’s not welcome back at McDonalds obviously, so if she doesn’t cash that ticket pretty soon she’s going to have to find another fast food job somewhere. Good luck Scammie Scammington.
i dunno. from what i read her claim has more merit that that other one. they pooled their money, she bought the tix, and they were all kept in a locked box at the store.if the winning ticket is NOT in the locked box, then it isn’t part of the pool, and the prize is hers.
When the difference is between 7.5 million and 105 million (pretax), almost nobody is trustworthy.
They’ll never find it .... she hid it under that one patty of real meat they keep in the freezer.
Maybe a Detroit McDonald's. But it's close.
By the way, any chance this is the same McDonald's where the two black girls beat the tranny into a seizure?
It’s the under the Big W!!!
Or the Golden Arches.
One of my favorite movies!
"You sez der be a ticket wurf $100 million Obama dollaz?!"
"Ain't nuffin' in dere! Weez looked everywhar!"
I’m picturing a lottery ticket hidden in the crack between two counters and, if found, will be so smeared with the syrup of sodas and shakes as to be unreadable.