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Co-workers at a Maryland McDonald’s think 37 year-old of Mirlande Wilson, of Westport, Md, has either ripped them off or has lied. Three winning tickets are splitting the $656-million jackpot in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing. Many pooled their money to have a bigger chance at changing their lives. Wilson was the designated collector of the pool. The day after the drawing, Wilson called work stating, “I won! I won!”
Wilson told the New York Post that she won using a ticket she had bought for herself, not the tickets she had bought as part of the pool. “I was in the group, but this was separate. The winning ticket was a separate ticket.” She later recanted the story. Sound familiar? That’s because it happened last month n New Jersey. Greed gets the best of people.
The Maryland McDonald’s crew was smart and kept the lottery tickets purchased with the pool money in an office safe, along with a list of the participants. The owner however gave Wilson $5 more to buy more tickets for the pool on her way home. Wilson took those tickets home with her.
This lottery was bound to bring out the best and the worst in people and in Wilson’s case the worst.