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$105million is all MINE:McDonald’s worker scoops Mega Millions jackpot,but refuses to share it...
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4-2-12

Posted on 04/02/2012 8:30:50 AM PDT by rawhide

Employees at a McDonald’s in Maryland are outraged at a co-worker who claims she won $105million in Mega Millions which she is not planning on sharing - despite the fact they had pooled their money for tickets.

Workers at the fast food outlet bought a number of tickets together for the biggest lottery in world history but Wilson claims she separately bought one of the three tickets nationwide that will split a record $656 million payout.

'We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The ‘winning’ ticket] wasn’t on the group plan,' Wilson told The New York Post.

The group’s tickets —along with a list of those who contributed to the pool — were left in an office safe at the fast food outlet..

Then, late Friday, before the night’s drawing, the owner of the McDonald’s, gave Wilson $5 to buy more tickets for the pool on her way home from work, and she went back to the 7-Eleven and bought them.

Wilson took those tickets home with her.

According to the Post, when she found out she had the winning ticket, she called coworkers and told them she - rather than they - had won.

'I won! I won!' she told a colleague.

'She said, "Turn on the news". She said she had won.

A man identifying himself as (Allen), the boyfriend of a McDonald’s manager named Layla, then went to Wilson's home to question her about the winning ticket. Though she first refused to come out, they banged on her door for 20 minutes until she finally relented.

'These people are going to kill you. It’s not worth your life!' Allen said he told her.

'All right! All right! I’ll share, but I can’t find the ticket right now,' she said, according to Allen.

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1 posted on 04/02/2012 8:30:58 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Stoopid is...


2 posted on 04/02/2012 8:34:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: rawhide

Mother of seven. How many fathers?


3 posted on 04/02/2012 8:35:03 AM PDT by novascotianative
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To: novascotianative

“Mother of seven. How many fathers?”

That she can identify?


4 posted on 04/02/2012 8:36:33 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: rawhide

“Mirlande Wilson” a “Haitian immigrant” has a winning ticket.

“Layla” is her MickeyDees manager.

They live in Maryland.

Three guesses as to the race and subculture of this ‘winner.’

I know, I know ... I am “profiling.”


5 posted on 04/02/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: novascotianative

Nine or ten, hard sayin’...


6 posted on 04/02/2012 8:37:26 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: rawhide

I’ll lay odds she’ll be bankrupt within three years.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 8:38:41 AM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: rawhide

This thug will be broke within a year.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 8:38:50 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: brownsfan

NOBOdy cares ~ $105 million? She’s got her pick eh.


9 posted on 04/02/2012 8:39:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rawhide

There is case law on this. Unless they had a written contract to share that particular ticket, or all tickets, she gets to keep it all for herself.


10 posted on 04/02/2012 8:40:42 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: rawhide

When this goes to court, she’ll lose just like that jerk in New Jersey last month.


11 posted on 04/02/2012 8:41:44 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: rawhide

***’We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself.***

Interesting. I’ve heard that before about big winners. They seem to always buy the winning ticket separate from the group buy.

Group pools money. Sends Joe to the store to buy ten tickets.

Joe buys 11 tickets. Joe wins, then claims the “extra” ticket was not part of the group’s buy.


12 posted on 04/02/2012 8:43:16 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: rawhide

It’s like dealing with retarded adults ...

Wanna play the lottery and pool money at work? No problem. Pool the money, buy the tickets, lay your tickets on the copy-machine, and everyone in the pool gets a copy of the tickets that were purchased. No questions, no accusations - no hassles.

Wanna buy more, on your own? No problem. Your tickets aren’t on the photo-copy. Everyone knows what the pool tickets are. Safe, secure, no muss, no fuss.


13 posted on 04/02/2012 8:44:20 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

That’s how it works.:)

In my local lottery, all people who are part of the group play are supposed to sign off on it before the ticket fan be redeemed.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 8:48:47 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Hodar

Or everybody signs the ticket that is part of the group play.


15 posted on 04/02/2012 8:50:16 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: pabianice
There is case law on this. Unless they had a written contract to share that particular ticket, or all tickets, she gets to keep it all for herself.

That's not how it went down in a NJ court two weeks ago.

16 posted on 04/02/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Hodar

Amen!!! That’s what we did! Then We made copied of the copy& I highlighted the winning numbers...and we won nothing...but, on ALGore birthday (Saturday) I wasted some copy paper...so it’s all good.


17 posted on 04/02/2012 8:52:07 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: rawhide
For what it's worth..........

Town of Red Bud buzzes over who won Mega Millions

The woman refused to show the alleged winning ticket, saying she would present it to lottery officials Monday. But a clerk at the 7-Eleven where Wilson bought tickets said lottery officials who reviewed the store’s video believe a man bought the winning ticket, the Post reported.

18 posted on 04/02/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: rawhide

If the McDonald’s manager gave her $5 and told her to buy more tickets, I’d say the manager has a legitimate beef but not the others.

This woman has 7 kids. I’d bet there’s a least one man out there who’s still legally married to her.

I knew a woman who won the lottery. Seven years earlier her husband had filed for a divorce but she wouldn’t sign the papers. It went into limbo and they were still legally married all this time. He wanted his half. She refused to cash the ticket until they could finalize the divorce. The court had the head of the lottery commission testify that it was a “win” as soon as the sixth number was drawn. The court then ordered her to cash the ticket and give her “husband” his half.

Even more funny, her boyfriend tried to claim he gave her the dollar she used to buy the ticket. The court refused to hear his case.


19 posted on 04/02/2012 8:54:03 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Jonty30

Double & triple check about the signing of the ticket...or making ANY marks on tickets!!! Could void ticket!


20 posted on 04/02/2012 8:55:32 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: rawhide
The good guys lost. In the end, the bad guy lost worse though. ;)
21 posted on 04/02/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: rawhide

I’ve never understood the concept of pooling tickets. If you want to win the money, buy it yourself. I’d never give somebody else money to act as a third party in a lottery purchase, no matter how trustworthy they may appear. Something about instant money changes that trust in a jiffy.


22 posted on 04/02/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: rawhide
McDonalds worker, 7 kids. She will be broke in 5 years or less and back on public assistance. Not gonna end well.

Typical lotto winners..never fails.

-Retired millionaire doctors/surgeons.

-Elderly people with one foot in the grave.

-The very poor.

-A large group of office/factory workers who will all end up suing each other for various reasons for years after the drawing.

23 posted on 04/02/2012 8:57:25 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

We used to do this every week in Texas. Had a neat little program. Out of the 50 numbers, we ‘picked’ a group of ~30. Then, we ‘wheeled’ combinations of those numbers. If we got 3 numbers out of the 5 in our ‘big pool’; we’d win a bunch of $3 numbers. If we got 4 numbers out of the 5, we’d have a 4 number winner, and a bunch of 3 number winners.

We never managed to get all 5 numbers in our pool of 30 numbers - but if we did - we’d clean up with scads of 4 numbers and 3 number winners combined with the winning number.

I’m surprised office’s don’t do this more often. Better odds than a bunch of random numbers.


24 posted on 04/02/2012 8:59:04 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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It does not matter that she bought “additional, other tickets” outside of the pool tickets. Once you have entered into a contract, witnessed by multiple participants, the contracted behavior if any one of the parties wins, the contract stands. So is the problem with entering into contracts. You must follow through.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

For my area, signed tickets are a requirement. No Sig, no cash.


26 posted on 04/02/2012 9:01:05 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: OrangeHoof
I’ve never understood the concept of pooling tickets. If you want to win the money, buy it yourself.

It increases your chance of winning for less out of your pocket. I would rather give out $5 than $200 and get something rather than nothing.

I’d never give somebody else money to act as a third party in a lottery purchase, no matter how trustworthy they may appear. Something about instant money changes that trust in a jiffy.

We photocopied the sheets and everyone received a copy with all the other employee names who participated.

27 posted on 04/02/2012 9:01:36 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: rawhide

Big lottery winnings bring out the worst in people, and more often than not, make the lives of the winners worse. This case is not going to end well.


28 posted on 04/02/2012 9:01:54 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: rawhide

Rule #1: Never tell anybody you won until.

1. You’ve changed your phone number.
2. Hired a lawyer.


29 posted on 04/02/2012 9:02:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rawhide
Jeepers. 105 million, and still not enough to share. Gotta' steal it all, eh?

"Jake Gittes: Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can't already afford?
Noah Cross: The future, Mr. Gittes! The future."

-"Chinatown"
30 posted on 04/02/2012 9:03:14 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Hodar
the money, buy the tickets, lay your tickets on the copy-machine, and everyone in the pool gets a copy of the tickets that were purchased.

That's exactly what we do, too. We've never won more than $10, so there hasn't been any occasion for a dispute yet.
31 posted on 04/02/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: trailhkr1
Typical because those are the ones that make interesting stories. Dull stories involving people hiring a lawyer to claim the ticket and then investing in low risk tax free municipal bonds to live well but not extravagantly don't make the headlines.

If I had won I would have stuck the ticket in a bank's safe deposit box, hired a lawyer to prepare to collect it and a tax advisor to tell me whether I could sell my house and move to an income tax free state before signing the ticket to avoid losing an extra 7% to taxes. It would probably be at least a couple of months before I would be ready to claim it.

32 posted on 04/02/2012 9:06:21 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: rawhide

OMG, everyone is all for sharin’ unless they don’t want to.


33 posted on 04/02/2012 9:07:08 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Hodar

That’s what they do at my husband’s work (engineers). Where I’m at (retail) we do random. But both “sets” xeroxed!


34 posted on 04/02/2012 9:09:12 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: Hodar

They need to tack your post above every lottery counter.

It would be a wise thing to do.


35 posted on 04/02/2012 9:10:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Hodar
I’m surprised office’s don’t do this more often. Better odds than a bunch of random numbers.

Nope. Exactly the same odds. You just have slightly less chance of winning one or two small prizes at a time and a greater chance of bunching them together on a single drawing.

36 posted on 04/02/2012 9:10:41 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: rawhide

37 posted on 04/02/2012 9:11:01 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: rawhide

How’s this for a simple solution:

If you’re the one assigned to buy “pool tickets” at work, just put the betting slips into an envelope and leave that envelope at work. Heck, lock it up in the company safe if that makes everyone feel better.

Then you can buy all the “personal” tickets you want and they can’t claim that you improperly kept the winner for yourself.


38 posted on 04/02/2012 9:12:54 AM PDT by DNME (Paging SARAH PALIN! Please pick up any white courtesy phone.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yep, we get copies of the tickets emailed to us before the drawing. Sounds like the group tickets were kept in the safe at McDonalds for this deal. She better be able to show that she had the $5 ticket that the manager sent her for PLUS another $5 ticket of her own, or I think she’ll be sharing, and also using a bunch to pay her lawyer.


39 posted on 04/02/2012 9:14:51 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: rawhide

1 - Haitian immigrant
2 - Mother of Seven
3 - Home-made name (Mirlande)

She can claim anything but the facts will tell the true tale.

The details about the ticket such as the time it was sold and if it was sold as one of a group or sold as a single ticket will determine if she is lying or telling the truth.


40 posted on 04/02/2012 9:18:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: DNME
That's exactly what happened in this case... except that the employee in question was given an extra $5 to buy additional tickets on her way home. Then it became a he-said, she-said and chain of custody issue.
41 posted on 04/02/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Nope. Exactly the same odds.

Same odds of hitting the big ticket - yup.

But, when you select a portion of the viable numbers, and wheel them - you are using chaos theory to your advantage. If I'm buying 250 tickets, and there is no pattern - then every ticket is 'random'.

However, if I opt to pick a subset of numbers, and wheel the combinations - the odds drop dramatically. Thus, the primary strategy is different. We are 'hoping' to win the big ticket - but we are playing on winning a bunch of smaller prizes; with the odds working to help sustain the 'wheel' for future drawings.

In practice, we found that we only had to pay into our wheel about 85% of the time - approximately 15% of the time, our winnings paid for the following weeks lottery.

42 posted on 04/02/2012 9:18:55 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: rawhide

This kind of activity keeps happening.

There is an easy solution:

If one is appointed to purchase tickets, do so and provide photo copies to all other participants prior to the drawing. That way, each can know what numbers the ‘group’ has.


43 posted on 04/02/2012 9:23:12 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rawhide

Bump


44 posted on 04/02/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Terry Mross
If the McDonald’s manager gave her $5 and told her to buy more tickets, I’d say the manager has a legitimate beef but not the others.

Hell, McDonalds doesn't even have legitimate beef.
45 posted on 04/02/2012 9:33:03 AM PDT by crosshairs (Some ideas are so stupid, only intellectuals believe them. --- George Orwell)
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To: rawhide
A) lotteries bring out the stupid in people;
B) what's Sharpton's angle on this gonna be?
46 posted on 04/02/2012 9:34:25 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Hodar
I stick by my original statement. By picking from a smaller pool of numbers you are more likely to lose completely in a week with an occasional week where you win on multiple sets of numbers. You may be getting some memory bias because the occasional week which had a positive payout is more memorable than if you had evenly distributed numbers and had to remember all the single $2 or $3 prizes which don't even cover all the tickets you bought.

In practice, we found that we only had to pay into our wheel about 85% of the time - approximately 15% of the time, our winnings paid for the following weeks lottery.

Interesting figure, 15%. It's pretty close to the 10.3% payback ratio on Ohio's Megamillions (I think states can pick their own prizes below the jackpot) of the prizes below $10,000. Other lotteries will be different, but I wouldn't be surprised if yours has a 15% average payout on the low prizes. Spread them out and you don't remember them. Bunch you numbers and you remember the times they cover next week's tickets.

47 posted on 04/02/2012 9:37:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: rawhide

Rule #1: If you want to win the lottery, NEVER enter into a lottery pool with other people. Buy your own tickets and sign the back of them as soon as you buy them.

Rule #2: If you join a lottery pool anyway, remember that possession is 9/10th of the law.


48 posted on 04/02/2012 9:38:08 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 38 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: rawhide

Unless she told them before that she was going to buy one of her own and they were bought at a different time she will have to share whether she likes it or not.


49 posted on 04/02/2012 9:46:59 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Hodar

............Better odds than a bunch of random numbers...........

At a place I worked at back in the seventies, the machinests were paid based on a piece rate, and “Ralph” consistantly had the biggest paycheck due to his super productivity.

So, the union steward, who had little else to do, went around the shop all week auctioning off Ralph’s pay check amongst the 600 shop employees.

Of course the steward sold more tickets than Ralph’s paycheck, so Ralph got to keep all the weekly proceeds, all except the 10% that the union steward skimmed off the top!


50 posted on 04/02/2012 9:48:18 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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