Maryland lottery officials confirmed that someone purchased one of the winning lottery tickets in the biggest lottery in world history valued at $656 million dollars. Mega Millions fever hit a fever pitch on Friday as the jackpot was drawn and three winning tickets had been sold in the states of Maryland, Illinois, and Kansas. There is a problem already brewing of McDonald size proportions.
Before anyone has come forward physically claiming their fair share, a woman in Maryland reportedly claims to have bought one of the winning tickets. She would take part in the jackpot with two other winners, but fellow McDonald's co-workers say they are winners too. The McDonald's workers say they and, Mirlande Wilson, the woman who supposedly bought the winning ticket, participated in a workplace pool. About 15 other Mc-Donald employees claim they contributed $5 dollars each towards the lottery ticket purchase.
Miralande Wilson says:
The co-workers say they all pooled to buy the tickets, but Wilson is trying to stiff them. Wilson told the New York Post, she would make the claim today, but didn't show proof of the ticket. Stephen Martino, lottery director, says he hadn't heard from Wilson or a rep for her yet, but said "we don't have any reason to believe right now that it is true. He added, "I will say that I tend to be really skeptical of all these claims. He says he has heard of other names who have claim to won.
Lottery spokesman for Maryland, Carole Everett, said they that won't believe anyone until they produce the winning ticket!"
Update: Woman who claims to have one of the winning lottery tickets speaks!