Mirlande Wilson, a McDonald’s employee, was this close to becoming a millionaire, but her colleagues came in between and claimed that they own a share in her possible wealth. This story has lately become a curious case of a lottery ticket won by Mrlande Wilson.
Mirlande claims that she won a handsome amount of money in a Mega Millions lottery in Maryland. The 37-year-old lady had one of the three winning tickets of the last Friday's multi-state Mega Millions lottery. Apparently, Mirlande hid the lottery ticket somewhere inside her fast food chain but none of her co-workers knew she kept it. The news report has been covered in depth by the New York Post.
The McDonald’s employee could have won a hefty prize money of $105 million after taxes, but her colleagues came in between her dream of becoming a super-rich person. According to other McDonald employees, Mirlande had bought the ticket along with 15 other people and each person contributed $5 dollars each on a condition that if they actually win the lottery, the prize money would be divided amongst all 15 of them.
Wilson has yet to claim the money because she hasn’t shown her winning lottery ticket to the Mega Million authorities. According to the New York Post the ticket is hidden at McDonalds, where she works.
Mirlande Wilson issued a formal statement explaining the matter to the press. She said, "I left my ticket there and it's somewhere safe that only I know about. I'm waiting for things to calm down so I can go back to McDonald’s and get it. The people [at McDonald’s] are too excited. I want their heads to cool down before I go back”
While her colleagues were anxiously waiting for her to come back and reveal where the ticket was, Mirlande added another twist in this story. According to her she bought this particular lottery ticket from a ‘7-Eleven’ store without any one's contribution. It was her sole investment; hence, she gets to be the sole claimant. This information was share by WPTV News.
Mirlande was probed further to reveal the exact truth, as it involved a huge incentive pay out and it was also a matter of integrity. Upon more questioning, she changed her story and put forward a different case altogether. She said her colleagues bought the ticket on her behalf. Wilson’s exact words were: "Yeah, he went to get it for me because I never usually go myself”
None of her colleagues believe her claims. One of her coworkers told the New York Post, "I don’t believe her. I didn’t believe her from the beginning, she’s always been strange. She’s an attention seeker. She likes to have all the attention on herself."
Who is truthful and who is trying to act smart in this case? This is a question only time and further investigation will answer.