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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: lottery; megamillions
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope that unruly mane of hair is required to wear a hair net in a food establishment in Maryland!!!!!


51 posted on 04/06/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Hatteras

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.”””

IF that is true- are there any laws in Maryland that this woman can be prosecuted under???
She deserves it.


53 posted on 04/06/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Responsibility2nd

The lottery will say “No ticket No money “ then watch the screaming start with accusations of RACISM. You see this slow motion train wreck from a mile off.


54 posted on 04/06/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I read somewhere else she’s an illegal and really can’t speak English just Creole.


55 posted on 04/06/2012 2:21:08 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Drew68

An excellent caution. I think in CA at least they can tell just about every detail of the transaction from a collection of dashes printed on the ticket — time and date of sale, and which location, for sure. That’s some security against a simple “I said, you said” problem; if the store has surveillance and keeps it for a while, so much the better.


56 posted on 04/06/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: icwhatudo

Hey, you gotta give her some credit for working, even if there’s some welfare in there too.


57 posted on 04/06/2012 9:39:17 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Methinks she needs to sit in with an elementary school class and learn basic grammar.


58 posted on 04/07/2012 2:05:15 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: icwhatudo

No father? I’m shocked!


59 posted on 04/07/2012 2:06:49 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: jiggyboy
I think in CA at least they can tell just about every detail of the transaction from a collection of dashes printed on the ticket

They tried doing that in Maryland but apparently the time stamp on the ticket wasn't in sync with the security camera at the place it was purchased from.

60 posted on 04/07/2012 4:57:55 AM PDT by Drew68
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