Baltimore woman says she lost lottery ticket
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:08:18 GMT —
The woman who claims to have one of three winning tickets from the world-record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million is now saying she canâ??t find the ticket.
On Monday, 37-year-old Mirlande Wilson came forward claiming to have the winning ticket.
After failing to produce the ticket, she then claimed it was hidden at the McDonalds where she works. Fifteen of her co-workers claim they pooled together and Wilson was responsible for purchasing the tickets.
Wilson says she bought the ticket with her own money that was separate from the group, but her colleagues say they want their share of the pie.
And now it appears everyone is going home empty handed.
â??I have no idea where it is. Iâ??m not sure I have it,â?? according to the New York Post.
â??Iâ??m still looking for it. I havenâ??t even looked in my uniform pants yet,â?? the flaky single mom of seven admitted. â??Iâ??m still looking everywhere to find it, in my purse, everywhere, according to the article.â??
Wilson and attorney Edward Smith Jr. held a news conference Wednesday, where the attorney asked the media to leave his client alone. She said little, only confirming that she is originally from Haiti, according to the Associated Press.
The New York Post also reported that even Wilson's attorney doesnâ??t know where the ticket it.
Meanwhile, Maryland Lottery officials held a news conference Thursday to address the rumors that the stateâ??s jackpot was claimed.
Lottery Director Stephen Martino said officials haven't heard from anyone claiming to
have the winning ticket.
The lump sum value of the prize after taxes is worth $105 million.
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