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Maryland Mega Millions winner says she ‘misplaced’ winning ticket
New York Daily News ^ | 04/06/2012 | Nina Mandell

Posted on 04/06/2012 7:12:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

The flaky McDonald's worker who claimed she had one of the winning Mega Million Lottery tickets now says she lost the slip.

When asked by NBC News if she was going to ever to ask for her share of the dough, Mirlande Wilson replied, "If I find it (the ticket).”

The NBC reporter then asked if she had lost the ticket, to which the 37-year-old Baltimore woman replied, "I misplaced it."

She insisted she didn’t make up the story though.

“I did not make up no story to get no attention,” she told NBC.

The strange conversation is just the latest mind-boggling twist thrown by the supposed newly minted millionaire. Earlier this week, she called a press conference only to have her lawyer, Edward Smith Jr., ask for the journalists gathered to go away.

"(Wilson) would like all of you to go home," he told the bewildered crowd. "This needs to stop so she and her children can go back to a normal life."

He added he hadn't seen the winning ticket either and "cannot say with any certainty this ticket exists."

Wilson has also been sketchy in her tale of how she had a winning ticket for the record $656 million drawing in the first place.

She first said she bought the ticket at a 7-Eleven for herself, then said a co-worker purchased one for her while buying tickets for a group of McDonald's employees.

She has also claimed to have hidden the ticket at McDonald's — a claim her co-workers have said is dubious.

"She could not have hidden any ticket here," one employee told the Daily News this week. "She hasn't been back and she doesn't have any locker to hide it. She would not hide it in the bathroom or anything."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: lottery; megamillions
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1 posted on 04/06/2012 7:13:00 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Mirlande Wils has been drinking too much coke: TOO MUCH SUGAR has muddled her brain.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 7:16:20 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Responsibility2nd
“I did not make up no story to get no attention,”

No bull.

3 posted on 04/06/2012 7:17:07 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Previously...
 

Mega drama unfolds in search of Maryland's winning ticket

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1 hour ago – The woman, 37-year-old Mirlande Wilson, held a news conference at which her attorney, Edward Smith Jr., spoke for her. “I cannot say with any ...

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1 day ago – Msnbc's Tamron Hall talks with Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino about Mirlande Wilson, a McDonald's employee who claims she has ...
 

Md. woman won't share $105M lotto jackpot with McD's co-workers

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1 day ago – [The 'winning' ticket] wasn't on the group plan,” McDonald's “winner'' Mirlande Wilson 37, told The Post yesterday, insisting she alone bought ...

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3 days ago – Mirlande Wilson” a “Haitian immigrant” has a winning ticket. .... But a clerk at the 7-Eleven where Wilson bought tickets said lottery officials who ...

 


4 posted on 04/06/2012 7:18:22 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: cloudmountain

...drinking too much coke....

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I agree about the coke part. Drinking it??? Not so sure. More like smoking it.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 7:21:01 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She’s at 14 minutes and 25 seconds........


6 posted on 04/06/2012 7:21:29 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I would shoot myself in the head if I misplaced the ticket.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 7:21:40 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Responsibility2nd

“I did not make up no story to get no attention.”

Sigh. There’s a member of Mensa right there.

The lottery authorities announced shortly after the Mega Millions drawing that one of the winning tickets was sold in Baltimore County. If this woman doesn’t have the ticket, then someone else in the Baltimore area has it.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 7:22:09 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope the person who actually won the ticket has a lawyer with them when they go to cash it in. I have a funny feeling Mirlande Wilson will attempt to claim it was stolen from her.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 7:22:42 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Responsibility2nd
I believe she bought the ticket and has given it to someone she thinks she can trust so that that person will cash it for her.

Good luck. I also suspect that Maryland will look closely at whoever turns in the ticket to see if there is any connection with any McDonald's employee.

10 posted on 04/06/2012 7:22:53 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: TexasNative2000

Just passed 15mins; she’s over.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 7:22:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I agree about the coke part. Drinking it??? Not so sure. More like smoking it.

THAT, of course, was my first thought.
However, it's Easter Sunday and I thought I'd put away my fangs for a few hours. :o)

12 posted on 04/06/2012 7:23:12 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
The lottery authorities announced shortly after the Mega Millions drawing that one of the winning tickets was sold in Baltimore County. If this woman doesn’t have the ticket, then someone else in the Baltimore area has it.

I do find it odd that as of just a few hours ago none of the three winning tickets have been redeemed.

13 posted on 04/06/2012 7:24:53 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Responsibility2nd

How does an unmarried woman with 7 kids have time to work at McDonald’s?


14 posted on 04/06/2012 7:26:50 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stupidity should be painful, and hopefully this woman is in a world of pain that she richly deserves. She has managed to alienate her friends, neighbors, and her co-workers who will never neither trust her, nor likely associate with her again.

If you should win a lottery, a smart person would quickly call a lawyer and form a corporation, legally managed and ran anonymously, if possible. The goal it to keep the winnings ‘secret’ as possible. That way, you don’t find people crawling out of the woodwork, demanding “loans”, “investment opportunties” and outright “gifts”. If something gets botched, they can sue the Corporation, not you. Then, you can proceed on to the other necessities, such as insuring yourself such that if you should die, your heirs have enough insurance coverage to pay the IRS the taxes on their inheritance - because the IRS is going to want to be paid. You do not open your mouth and say “I won” ... it’s amazing no one has killed her for the ticket already.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 7:27:55 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: goseminoles

I would shoot myself in the head if I misplaced the ticket.

 
 
Have you see this thing making this claim?
 


	Mirlande Wilson, who claimed she won the Lotto but keeps changing her story, is now asking for privacy.

Better get a BIG gun.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 7:28:29 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's not Easter Sunday yet. I knew that.
It's Good Friday. I'm okay. I think.
17 posted on 04/06/2012 7:30:28 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Responsibility2nd

Come on already,,, just get her a gig on DWTS, the View or the Today show and be done it already !!!


18 posted on 04/06/2012 7:31:44 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd
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To: icwhatudo

Dem kids be takin care o demselves...


19 posted on 04/06/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If Obama had an older daughter...


20 posted on 04/06/2012 7:34:14 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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