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Busy Parent Briefing: McDonald's Worker Claims She Lost Winning Mega Millions Ticket. Liar or Loser?

Missing: Mega Million Ticket

We all misplace things from time to time; your keys, your glasses or your wallet. But those are little things that can be easily replaced and if you aren’t reunited with them, well, it ain’t that big of a deal. But this Maryland McDonald’s worker (and mom of seven) claimed to have misplaced something very, very important. A little scrap of paper with rows of numbers. Mirlande Wilson has claimed that she has lost the winning lottery ticket for last week’s historic $656 Mega Million jackpot. But she’s not the only one who is upset…

The 37-year-old was reportedly part of a employee lottery pool at the McDonald’s she works at, so there are fourteen others who are are just as distraught, if not more, than she is and for good reason.  It looks like she could be trying to rip them off.  Wilson told the New York Post that the winning ticket was not part of the employee pool and that she bought the ticket separately. “We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The ‘winning' ticket] wasn’t on the group plan.” And her co-workers? They are pissed. “She can’ t do this to us!” her coworker Suleiman Osman Husein and one of members in the pool said. “We each paid $5. She took everybody’s money!”

And the plot, it has thickened.  “I have no idea where it is. I’m not sure I have it,” Mirlande Wilson told the New York Post.  But this is a different story than what she had previously stated. Before she claimed that she hid the winning ticket her own personal ticket – somewhere in the McDonald’s. “I left my ticket there and it’s somewhere safe that only I know about. I’m waiting for things to calm down so I can go back to McDonald’s and get it. The people [at McDonald's] are too excited. I want their heads to cool down before I go back,” Wilson told the Post. And there have been reports that her fellow employees won’t allow her back into the restaurant.

But all the drama may all be for naught.  “I don’t believe her. I didn’t believe her from the beginning, she’s always been strange,” an employee told the Post. “She’s an attention seeker. She likes to have all the attention on herself.”

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