Employees at a McDonald’s in Maryland are outraged at a co-worker who claims she won $105million in Mega Millions. The worker allegedly says she bought the ticket for herself and she will not share her winnings.
Workers at the fast food outlet pooled their money for tickets for the biggest lottery in world history but 37 year old Mirlande Wilson(SEEN BELOW), claims she herself bought one of the three tickets nationwide that will split a record $656 million payout.
“We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. The ‘winning’ ticket wasn’t on the group plan,’ Wilson told The New York Post.
“I was in the group, but this was separate. The winning ticket was a separate ticket,” the single mother of 7 said as she and her fiancé left her home.
The Haitian immigrant claims she hid the winning ticket and would present it to lottery officials today.
With winning tickets also sold in Illinois and Kansas, a single Maryland winner would get an after-tax lump sum of $105 million, or $5.59 million a year for 26 years.
Wilson’s co-workers — who make little more than $7.50 an hour — are furious over the notion.
“She can’t do this to us!” said Suleiman Osman Husein (SEEN BELOW) , a shift manager and one of 15 members in the pool. “We each paid $5. She took everybody’s money!”
A man identifying himself as the boyfriend of a McDonald’s manager named Layla, who was part of the pool, said Wilson bought tickets for the group at the 7-Eleven in Milford Mill, where the winning ticket was sold.
The group’s tickets — along with a list of those who contributed to the pool — were left in an office safe at the fast food outlet, said the man, who gave only his first name, Allen, as he stood next to Layla. She declined to comment.
But Wilson insisted yesterday that she had bought the second batch with an unidentified friend — not for the pool — and that the winning ticket was among them.
A day earlier, a delirious Wilson had called co-workers to break the news — tellingly used the first-person singular. “I won! I won!” she cried, Allen said. Another colleague, Davon Wilson, no relation, said he was there when Mirlande Wilson called.
“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. Allan said he and Layla went to Wilson’s home and pounded on the door for 20 minutes until she finally came out.
These people are going to kill you. It’s not worth your life!’ Allen said he told her. “All right! All right! I’ll share, but I can’t find the ticket right now,” she finally said, according to Allen.
If Wilson won, and if it was with a pooled work ticket, the situation would be shockingly similar to that of New Jersey lottery louse Americo Lopes, who tried to screw five former colleagues after hitting a $24million jackpot before a jury ordered him to spread the wealth.
OH FYI! Winning numbers were 46, 23, 38, 4, 2, and 23