Maryland Mega Millions Winner Refuses to Share Lottery Winnings With McDonalds Coworkers
A group of Maryland fast food workers decided to pool their cash together, like many employees do, in order to have a better chance at winning the Mega Millions’ $640,000,000 dollars. Now, one of the employees has the winning ticket but claims she purchased the ticket separately; not with the group pool and other members are furious.
“We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The ‘winning’ ticket] wasn’t on the group plan,” McDonald’s “winner’’ Mirlande Wilson 37, told The Post yesterday, insisting she independently bought the winning ticket.
Wilson even called her colleagues at work to spread the good news. Davon Wilson, no relation to Mirlande, recounts the quick phone conversation.
“I won! I won!” she cried, Allen said. “She said, ‘Turn on the news.’ She said she had won. I thought it was a joke or something. She doesn’t seem like a person who’d do this,” he said. To confirm she was telling the truth, Allen went to her house, pounding on the door until she opened.“These people are going to kill you. It’s not worth your life!” Allen said.”
“All right! All right! I’ll share, but I can’t find the ticket right now,” she finally said, according to Allen.
Mirlande Wilson, a Haitian immigrant, was photographed leaving church in the same neighborhood and told reporters that she had the ticket hidden at a secret location and would present it to the lottery officials today (Monday). While Wilson is all smiles, her co-workers are devastated that she has no intentions of sharing the cash.
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