(Part Deux) More on the Mega Millions saga: Woman now says she misplaced winning ticket

(Part Deux) More on the Mega Millions saga: Woman now says she misplaced winning ticket

Washington : DC : USA | Apr 07, 2012 at 1:56 PM PDT
Views: Pending
Part Deux of the mega million mystery

Part Deux of the Mega Millions saga is here. Remember how one of the self-declared winners of last Friday's $656 million multi-state lottery draw, Mirlande Wilson, told reporters that she had hidden the winning ticket where she works? Now there is part two to the drama.

The 37-year-old mother of seven and a McDonald's employee in Maryland now says she "misplaced" the winning ticket. On Monday, her story was she had hidden the ticket at the McDonald's where she worked but by Friday the New York Post and MSNBC were reporting that Wilson now claimed to have "lost the ticket."

When her children offered to help look for the elusive ticket, Wilson reportedly chased them out of the house and refused their help.

Wilson originally bought lotto tickets together with 15 of her co-workers, each reportedly donating $5 to the pool. After the drawing, she claimed to have won but with a ticket from her own stash not the pool with her-co-workers. The were understandably upset and became even more so when they saw her on television talking about it.

They said they had all agreed to share the winnings equally.

Seen in the above vidoe interview with NBC News 4 on Friday, the reporter asked Wilson directly if she had made up the winning ticket story and whether she had really won, to which she deflected from answering the question by saying, "Let me tell you how this story starts."

On the question of if she had lost the ticket, Wilson replied with a smile, "I misplaced it." Her nonchalant attitude at "misplacing" a ticket that would put $101 million in her pockets after taxes is extremely puzzling, especially with seven children to raise. And we all know what McDonalds pays. (Click on the above attached video to see more).

In fact, I am not the only one baffled. Many are now doubting whether Wilson even has a winning ticket. The several versions of the lotto win story adds to the mounting skepticism. She had first claimed she bought the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven close to where she worked then changed that story to a co-worker purchased it on her behalf.

One of the managers at the McDonalds where she works allegedly said that the Haitian immigrant was always "strange" and constantly craved attention.

So is this one of Wilson's attention-seeking stunts? Only time will tell. Winners have until September to claim their prize and Lotto officials say they do not have to make their identities public.

To read my earlier report on the saga, click link below:


1 of 2
McDonald's employee, Milande Wilson now says she "misplaced" winning ticket
VeronicaS is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • I misplaced lottery ticket, says alleged Mega Millions winner

      The Dish Rag
    Mirlande Wilson , the Maryland woman who at first claimed she'd hidden her winning Mega Millions lottery ticket at the McDonald's where she works, now says she's misplaced the ticket entirely. In an interview, Wilson says she'll claim her share of...
  • Mega Millions: Maryland Winner Claims Share of £413m Jackpot

      International Business Times
    Articles Although the winner will remain anonymous, the lottery officials will share some details at a press conference on Tuesday. The winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven shop in Milford Mill, Baltimore.  Last week, the mega millions just got...
  • Kansas finds its Mega Millions winner

    The world-record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot found a winner on Friday in Kansas, but two-thirds of the winnings have yet to be claimed a full week after the lottery was drawn. Kansas lottery chief Dennis Wilson said his state's winner turned...
  • Maryland Mega Millions winners revealed as 3 public school employees

      Mail Online UK
    She had also sparked outrage when she announced that, despite entering the draw with co-workers, she did not intend to share the money. Ms Wilson told NBC that she gave all of her co-workers the copies of the tickets for the pool and the winning...
  • Public-School Employees Share Mega Prize

    A group of three public-school employees claimed a third of the $656 million Mega Millions prize, Maryland Lottery announced Tuesday. The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, are two women and one man who work together at a public school in...
  • Maryland Says Mega Millions Winner Has Come Forward

      National Public Radio
    The second of three winning tickets in last month's $656 million record-breaking Mega Millions lottery has been turned in, officials at the Maryland Lottery just announced . They didn't say who came forward, but it seems unlikely that it's Mirlande...





More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.