AWWWWWW HELL! You knew this was NEXT!
Mirlande (I got sooo many wigs) Wilson, who first claimed she won the Mega Millions lottery separately from her pool of co-workers at McDonald’s and then said she hid the $218M winning ticket at the McDonald’s where they all work in Maryland, NOW she’s telling a different
She says she’s lost the ticket. “I have no idea where it is. I’m not sure I have it,” Wilson tells the New York Post. And, because a lost ticket that’s potentially worth millions of dollars isn’t all that big of a deal, she says she hasn’t even looked in the pants of the uniform she was wearing when she purchased the ticket.
Even so, she goes on to say, “I’m still looking everywhere to find it, in my purse, everywhere.” But she won’t let her seven kids help: Says a daughter, “I wanted to look for it, I was crying. She wouldn’t let us. It’s a lot of money.”
But Wilson herself believes that the gift is “a blessing from God. If it’s meant to be, we’ll [find and] claim the ticket.”
Earlier this week, Mirlande Wilson (seen below) sat quietly on a chair Wednesday behind her Baltimore lawyer, Edward Smith Jr., while he told a mob of reporters that he didn’t know if the Haiti native actually holds one of the Mega Millions jackpot-winningtickets.
“She doesn’t want 15 minutes of fame,” Smith said. “She wants, I think, a life time of being anonymous.”
The news conference was delayed more than an hour because Wilson was seeking medical treatment. Her attorney says stress from the attention caused her blood pressure to skyrocket.
Her attorney says he has not seen the winning ticket.
Before FRIDAY, Mirlande Wilson, the McDonald’s employee who said she wouldn’t share the winnings with her lottery pool because she bought the ticket separately from her co-workers, claims to have hidden the winning ticket—at the McDonald’s where they all work.
“I left my ticket there, and it’s somewhere safe that only I know about,” says the 37-year-old woman.
The mom of 7 adds that she bought it with a “lucky dollar” she found on the McDonald’s floor.
Wilson’s story had already come under scrutiny from lottery officials, who said as of yesterday none of the 3 winners had come forward.
Wilson, who had promised to use her winnings to help her native Haiti rebuild, said she was “waiting for things to calm down” before returning to Mickey D’s to retrieve the ticket earlier this week.
No one has yet come forward in Kansas or Illinois — the other two states where winning tickets were sold.