Mega Millions ‘winner’ a loser of winning ticket

Imagine the joy of winning millions in the lottery.

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Mirlande Wilson, center, will be able to afford even fancier hats if she finds the 'misplaced' winning Mega Millions ticket. (AP Photo)

Now imagine losing that winning ticket.

Now imagine lying about everything to any reporter who will listen.

That would seem to be the case of alleged Mega Millions winner Mirlande Wilson, 37, of Maryland, who’s claimed to have won a third of the world record $656 million lottery jackpot.

As you’ve doubtless read before, Wilson refused to share her presumptive millions with her McDonald’s co-workers, whom she had purchased tickets with in a pool.

Wilson, a Haitian immigrant and mother of seven, quit her fast-food gig by calling in to tell her former friends she was a millionaire and would not be sharing because she purchased the winning ticket separately from the office pool.

Today, NBC News reports Wilson has “misplaced” the ticket.

When asked if she was a teller of tall tales, Wilson told NBC “I did not make up no story to get no attention.”

Even her own attorney has never seen the alleged winning ticket, which makes me wonder about his mental state as much as his client’s.

So far, winners in  Kansas and Illinois have yet to step forward. Baltimore must be full of tricksters — another man there claimed to have been the Maryland winner, but it was a cruel joke that made his mother cry instead of laugh.

Maryland lottery officials are urging people who bought tickets to check their numbers again to make sure they don’t have the winner. The fear is that the real winner may have thrown out a ticket worth millions because they thought someone else had already won the big prize.

142 comments Add your comment

lee

April 6th, 2012
4:05 pm

Seven children and working (or used to be employed) at McDonalds. Bet that’s tough to support all those children on that salary.

Scwoots

April 6th, 2012
4:11 pm

Can they just put her and her crotch-fruit in jail?

Richard Copula

April 6th, 2012
4:15 pm

Did Merlande Wilson really misplace (lose) the winning lottery ticket, or is she setting up a scheme to fool her co-workers so they won’t be able to sue her for their share of the prize. Her lawyer probably helped her to set up the scheme. I think they have six months to cash in the ticket—somehow,somewhere.

TK1

April 6th, 2012
4:23 pm

Maybe she did lose the ticket after all, I do not think she Mc Lied.

TK1

April 6th, 2012
4:25 pm

I think she is telling the truth, I do not think that she “McLied”

TK1

April 6th, 2012
4:28 pm

Here is a better one. Did she really call in and quit? or did she get “Mc Fired”

GaPeach

April 6th, 2012
4:31 pm

It could have been a simple mistake on her part. She probably read the numbers wrong. If I had 7 kids running around, I would be a little goofy too but does not excuse an attorney for taking her case! He is the idiot.

GaPeach

April 6th, 2012
4:33 pm

Probably payback for not sharing with the group!!! Karma is hell.

!

April 6th, 2012
4:34 pm

Yep I bet those seven babies are tired of happy meals. Why does she look so stank.

!

April 6th, 2012
4:38 pm

I feel sorry for the real winner in that area, this Hate-ian is going to put a McLien on anyone with the ticket even if it is a pool of GOP/FBI jer-ks.

!

April 6th, 2012
4:39 pm

Those seven kids are running, scooting, jumping, farting, walking, and yelling in that house. Why would anyone working at McDonalds lift and spread to birth seven kids?

Contractor

April 6th, 2012
4:44 pm

You can only laugh at this situation. The woman is lucky enough to win over $200 million dollars, has the nerve to tell her co-workers she isn’t sharing a penny with them (even when they may have rights to it if indeed she actually bought the winning ticket alone), and then this idiot loses the ticket. I am wondering if she is still trying to claim this prize, and that the lottery owes her this money? Boy, you just can’t get any more dumb than this. I guess some people are just born to lose and live in mediocrity/failure. Nah, I just think it’s the choices she has made that allowed for something like this to actually happen, instead of being organized and educated about her decisions. Thanks for the laugh, because this is pretty great.

Courtney

April 6th, 2012
4:45 pm

Deport her as$ back to Haiti. We do not need the likes of her in this country.

TK1

April 6th, 2012
4:47 pm

Mirland to Mc Donald Mgr over phone: “Ummm Sir, I was wondering if I can have my old job back?”
Mgr: “Sure Come on down, you were always a good worker”
Mirland: “Are you serious? thank you very Much, you will not regret this, see you in 10 minutes”
Mgr over heard in back round Yelling at Ashton Kutcher: “Ashton! Hurry up you and the camera crew go hide, she’s on her way down!”

TK1

April 6th, 2012
4:48 pm

Ghost

April 6th, 2012
4:49 pm

Call her what she is, a lying sack of crap. I knew from the beginning she never had the ticket.

TK1

April 6th, 2012
4:56 pm

@ Ghost: Correction- She never had the Mc Ticket (lol)

William J. Simmons

April 6th, 2012
5:01 pm

Trayvon be stoled my tiket

Billy

April 6th, 2012
5:05 pm

LOL, a low class liar and with a loudmouth lawyer to boot. Go back to McDonald’s, Mirlande; save up for that needful orthodontist work…

HENRY

April 6th, 2012
5:19 pm

I LOST MY TICKET TOO………BUT MINE WAS ONLY WORTH $7. THIS WOMAN IS A NUT…………

hryder

April 6th, 2012
5:32 pm

This person has been in the spot light and found to be totally unworthy of any modicum of trust. The lawyer is also a person to avoid for his services since he publically demonstrated his incompetence. VOTE OUT ALL ELECTED INCUMBENT OFFICE HOLDERS IN NOVEMBER!

Martin Williams

April 6th, 2012
5:48 pm

She is not even good at lying and some of her neighbors have said she is a good honest person. Her lawyer should be disbar too for encouraging her lies and dishonest behavior………..GREED can even describe this woman.

And here comes another one

April 6th, 2012
5:52 pm

Oh great. They let another one sneak in and contaminate the U.S. gene pool. Immigration reform NOW. Back to Haiti with your 7 or so anchor babies!

Cousin Teemus

April 6th, 2012
5:54 pm

She probably upset she can’t put 45’s on her truck so she can…

JACK EM UP AND RIDE EM HIGH

sassyone

April 6th, 2012
6:07 pm

What a bunch of ignorant people name calling that has nothing to do with this article.

OneRyder

April 6th, 2012
6:08 pm

Too bad, you lose. The lottery won’t be sharing the winnings with you either. How the hell do you misplace the ticket, after you saw enough of it to call the co-workers your trying to cheat out of their share. Someone may steal the ticket from me…but misplacing the ticket would be an impossibility for me. How can you not remember where you placed your ticket that may be worth over half a billion dollars? Sorry, I don’t believe it.

T

April 6th, 2012
6:11 pm

Pure unadulterated greediness. She’ll end up making her lawyer rich. Plus the bad karma she’s generating will come back to kick her in the butt. Even if she had to split it 50 ways…it’s more money than she had. She is definately blocking her blessing.

Tek

April 6th, 2012
6:55 pm

The lady is clearly unstable. Also, I wonder if her lawyer realizes he’s not going to get paid for his services.

RLM

April 6th, 2012
7:48 pm

This is sad whatever happened. Do you really hear yourself. You all bullied kids in middle school.

Jay Black

April 7th, 2012
9:42 am

How is she an illegal alien when she works at McDonalds and pays taxes? You guys are idiots!

Joe

April 8th, 2012
7:06 pm

foxnews corp should be sued for “Yellow Journalism”

yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers

Joe White

April 9th, 2012
7:35 am

“How is she an illegal alien when she works at McDonalds and pays taxes? You guys are idiots!”

Stolen identity, etc, etc. There are so many ways to cheat the system. C’mon Jay Black, you know it’s true! ;)

Joe

April 9th, 2012
1:50 pm

the new york post reported a story without fact checking the facts.

foxnews corp should be sued for “Yellow Journalism”

yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers

Ghost

April 10th, 2012
5:21 pm

Well, now that the real winners have been revealed and received their money, Ms. Wilson can crawl back to her hole in the wall.

James Washington

April 10th, 2012
7:24 pm

Let me just say, that I feel sorry for this poor woman for loosing that ticket. She must be devistated at this point. I am sure when finds it, she will do the right thing and split the money with each of her co-workers. Nobody like this type of bad publicity and she be a good woman.

Joe

April 11th, 2012
5:52 am

Mirlande Wilson is a victim of the media war against the American blacks

the new york post reported a story without fact checking the facts.

foxnews corp should be sued for “Yellow Journalism”

yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers

gdavis

April 12th, 2012
2:02 pm

WOW!!!!! LISTEN TO ALL THESE JEALOUS LOSERS!! SHUT UP AD GET YOUR ASSES BACK TO WORK!!

Harrison Dangler

April 17th, 2012
8:54 pm

Nice to see someone so successful have so many (seven, 7!) wonderful children. Good planning their Haitian lady Mickey D’s feeding your children? Then you quit your job, even though you knew you were lying about winning? Wow, what a punk.

LemonD

April 18th, 2012
11:07 am

What a shame. She lied from the beginning. A fool and his money soon parts.

Rod B

April 18th, 2012
2:16 pm

It just shows that what goes around, comes around. She was ready to diss her co-workers if she had the winning ticket instead of just sharing with them. A fool and her non-money are quickly parted. Now she has no job either.

Michael

April 26th, 2012
2:45 pm

Seven Baby Daddys! She needs the money. Why do we bring these people over here just to drain the system. Send her back home….