Winning the U.S. Mega Millions is any American’s dream, and just like the commercial advises, if you have the opportunity go for it. Apparently that’s what the latest Mega Millions winner might have done, as the self proclaimed winner is going to have a hard time proving she even had the ticket. In a new turn of events, the Baltimore Mega Millions winner now claims the ticket is lost. Let’s piece together the story of the misplaced lottery ticket.
Ask any McDonald’s worker what’s their biggest wish. Almost invariably they’ll answer winning the lottery. And that pertains to all Americans having a hard time with their monthly wage and expenses. As one such person claims, it seems the luck finally struck, but not for long as it seems.
Mirlande Wilson is a mother of seven that at 37 years old is struggling to make it through each month’s expenses with a McDonald’s worker wage. She is one of the three self proclaimed winners of the $656 million Mega Millions lottery, but just like the other two she has failed to actually come forward with the winning ticket and claim the money.
Originally, Mirlande Wilson told reporters she was keeping the winning ticket in hiding at the McDonald’s restaurant she works. But when reporters with NBC 4 asked her once again where was the ticket, Mirlande had a different reason: apparently she has misplaced the $656 million lottery ticket.
However there’s one aspect that indicates Mirlande might be lying. Although Mirlande says her winning ticket isn’t part of the McDonald’s employee pool she was allegedly responsible for, chances are she’s hiding the winning lottery ticket from the others. And there’s no urgency to claim the prize yet. The lucky winner has until September 28 to claim the pot.
Meanwhile, Stephen Martino, Director of Maryland lottery, told reporters that the winning lottery ticket has been purchased at 7:15 p.m., March 30 at Baltimore’s Liberty Avenue 7-Eleven. The company tried to identify the winner by looking at the 7-Eleven’s surveillance tape but that didn’t work since the timestamp on the tape is different from the lottery ticket machine stamp.
So, what’s your take on the matter?