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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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Do you think Mirlande Wilson won the lottery?

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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...
 

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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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To: Positive
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.
That's a good theory. She has a ticket that was purchased as part of a workplace lottery pool and now she's trying to keep it all for herself.
21 posted on 04/06/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Responsibility2nd

“easy come, easy go”


22 posted on 04/06/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well this can be confirmed by lottery officials. Where did she buy the ticket? Was there a winning ticket sold there?


23 posted on 04/06/2012 7:43:09 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: icwhatudo

24 posted on 04/06/2012 7:45:03 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: Hodar
While I agree with you about getting a lawyer, accountant, etc., Maryland does not require that the winner's name be made public (state law).

In December a winning power ball jackpot was won by a PA resident who bought the ticket in MD and the name did not have to be released.

25 posted on 04/06/2012 7:54:52 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Responsibility2nd

No tickee..... No cashee.....!


26 posted on 04/06/2012 7:58:18 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Stupid is as stupid d...."

Oh, forget it. Stupid is stupid.

27 posted on 04/06/2012 8:00:37 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Abby4116
Maryland does not require that the winner's name be made public (state law).

While I can see where a private person who won, would think this is great - as a taxpayer and a potential ticket-buyer (I live in UT, where we don't have legalized lotteries) - I think this is bad. "Gee, I wonder why everyone who is winning is a family member to a Democratic party leader .... golly, what a coincidence". In many states, they are not protected - to prevent corruption.

28 posted on 04/06/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation; Izzy Dunne
“I did not make up no story to get no attention,” she told NBC.

I tried to parse the sentence but the triple negative has me confused.

Maybe if I try one negative at a time, I can figure this out. Let's start with all positives:

I did make up a story to get attention. (So far, she would be admitting to being a liar.)
Now, let's make the first part negative:

I did not make up a story to get attention. (One negative and she's now saying that her story is the truth.)
Let's make the last part negative:

I did not make up a story to get no attention. (So, I guess you made up the story to get some attention. I guess.)
And now, the original gem:

I did not make up no story to get no attention. I give up. She's got to be telling the truth. Give her the money.

29 posted on 04/06/2012 8:09:36 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: Hodar

Well, these are multi-state lotteries so that would lessen the chance of favoritism. You also run the risk of the REAL winner going public (there is no law that the winner cannot go to the media.)


30 posted on 04/06/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Responsibility2nd

How do you verify the numbers without the ticket in hand?

I suppose if you selected the numbers yourself....

But, I still don’t believe her.

Under the circumstances, she would be negotiating a split with her co-workers.
She’ll be dead broke in 2 years whether she has $10M or $100M.
She’s too dumb to protect herself.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 8:32:52 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: icwhatudo

How does an unmarried woman with seven kids, working at McDonalds, afford the fancy fingernails?


32 posted on 04/06/2012 8:34:19 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This has already happened....A woman with a criminal record who tried to lie about losing a winning lotto ticket worth $162 Million.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,107753,00.html


33 posted on 04/06/2012 8:38:43 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Responsibility2nd
Poll Results You can only vote once. Do you think Mirlande Wilson won the lottery? Yes -- she could have misplaced the ticket. 7% class=bar-spacer No way, she's totally lying. 83% class=bar-spacer I'm not sure. 10% class=bar-spacer height=0

Where's the "I have no way of knowing and neither does anyone but her." option?

34 posted on 04/06/2012 8:49:56 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
“I did not make up no story to get no attention.”

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

I think she shares a membership.

35 posted on 04/06/2012 8:50:39 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Thorliveshere

LOL!


36 posted on 04/06/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Jumpmaster

Perhaps one of the ‘baby daddies’ stole the ticket and she is scared.

Her attorney surely has asked her about her immigration status, welfare benefits, boyfriends and, of course, the ‘pool problem’.

She was naive to declare that she ‘had won’....and has been advised to back-track.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Newtrition - soul food for a starving America.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Greatest Fail of All Time


38 posted on 04/06/2012 9:05:25 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Drew68
I have a funny feeling Mirlande Wilson will attempt to claim it was stolen from her.

Unless she signed the ticket on the back it is as good as a Bearer Bond and she has no claim to it whatsoever.

39 posted on 04/06/2012 9:08:06 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

It was the last option.

“I’m not sure.”


40 posted on 04/06/2012 9:27:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It was the last option. “I’m not sure.”

"I'm not sure." implies some knowledge of the subject. It should have been "I don't know."

41 posted on 04/06/2012 9:39:29 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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

A triple negative!!!! We have a winner!

So what is she really saying? That she made up the story to get absolutely no attention whatsoever?


42 posted on 04/06/2012 9:41:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Often when someone wins in Cal, we hear about where the ticket was purchased before we know the winner.

You would think Maryland officials would know where the winning ticket was purchased and at what time. Perhaps the store has the register area on security tape.


43 posted on 04/06/2012 9:44:15 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Unless she signed the ticket on the back it is as good as a Bearer Bond and she has no claim to it whatsoever.

Didn't Whitey Bulger and his thugs "convince" a lottery winner that it might be a good idea to give the unsigned, winning ticket to Whitey? As you stated, unless it is signed, a winning lottery ticket is a bearer bond that belongs to whoever holds it.

44 posted on 04/06/2012 10:17:37 AM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: Positive

“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.”

Yup something like that. She wants all the money and not payoff the people in her pool who will sue her. Recently one such person was sued by her office pool and had to split her millions with them.....She was taken to court and lost. She was not allowed to collect until the court case was settled


45 posted on 04/06/2012 10:22:50 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
“I did not make up no story to get no attention,” she told NBC.

I tried to parse the sentence but the triple negative has me confused.

Maybe if I try one negative at a time, I can figure this out.
lol Thanks for giving the triple negative a try. I was tempted to to try and parse it because I knew it'd be bugging me all day. :)
46 posted on 04/06/2012 10:32:25 AM PDT by rpierce (We have taglines now? :)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope she did have it and lose it. She’s way too stupid to survive having that much money.


47 posted on 04/06/2012 11:00:10 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This whole (non)story is one of the funniest things I’ve read so far this year.


48 posted on 04/06/2012 11:07:26 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: morphing libertarian
"Perhaps the store has the register area on security tape."

I thought I heard somewhere early on that they did check the store video and the only one purchasing lottery tickets in the time frame was a gentleman.

49 posted on 04/06/2012 11:13:06 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Drew68
I do find it odd that as of just a few hours ago none of the three winning tickets have been redeemed.

When the take-home winnings exceed $100 million, it is wise to consult an attorney and others who can set up a trust to make it more difficult for pests and worse to determine the winner(s).
50 posted on 04/06/2012 11:40:29 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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