The Baltimore McDonald’s worker who claims to have the winning Mega Millions ticket, refuses to produce it at this time.
Mirlande Wilson made headlines when she came forward claiming she was the holder of one of 3 jackpot winning tickets sold across the country last week but she was ridiculed after her co-workers at a local McDonald’s restaurant claimed they deserved a share of the winnings because they were part of a lottery pool.
Wilson, a single mother of 7, appeared in an interview yesterday rocking her new weave and still maintains that the money is all hers.
Details + video of Mirlande Wilson’s interview below…
“McDonald’s don’t have nothing to do with this,” Wilson told WPTV. “They don’t have nothing to do with — they don’t even know about it and they don’t even have nothing to do with this … It’s only us by ourself (sic).”
Three lottery tickets sold in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland hit the record-breaking $640 million jackpot. Each winning ticket was expected to be worth more than $213 million before taxes.
The reporter asked Wilson if he could see the winning ticket but she politely declined to show it to him. She did, however show hil copies of the tickets purchased for the McDonald employees’ lottery pool and claims she gave all of the employees in the pool a copy as well, maintaining that the winning ticket was purchased separately.
In Maryland, the winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill, near Baltimore. Maryland does not require lottery winners to be publicly identified and the Mega Millions winner can claim the prize anonymously.
But so far lottery officials have confirmed that no one has produced the winning ticket.
“We’ve heard it’s somebody’s cousin, we heard it’s somebody who works up the street, the guy who mows the lawn, the lady at the McDonald’s,” lottery official Carole Everett told WPTV.
“None of these claims matter until a ticket is produced”, she said.
The interview was conducted in Wilson’s b-more home and it’s clear that the millions will forever change her way of life.
What do you think about this bizarre situation?
Is Mirlande being “stingy” or could she possibly be telling the truth about her mega millions win?