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OT: If anyone was watching the developments about the lady here in Maryland who claimed she had the winning ticket to the Mega Millions Jackpot, now she says she lost it.

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Initial post: Apr 6, 2012 6:37:36 AM PDT
Jawwaad says:

"A mother-of-seven who claimed she was one of the winners of the $656 million Mega Millions lottery told NBC News on Thursday that she has lost the ticket.

Mirlande Wilson, 37, claims she bought the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven in Baltimore, but so far none of the three winners -- the two others were in Illinois and Kansas -- has actually come forward to claim the money.

Asked by NBC Washington's Shomari Stone whether she was going to ask for her share, Wilson said, "if I find it [the ticket]."

Stone then asked Wilson if she had lost the ticket and she replied, "I misplaced it."

Read more news on NBC Washington

She was reportedly responsible for a McDonald's employee pool of Mega Millions tickets, but has said that the winning ticket wasn't part of the pool.

On Wednesday, Wilson's lawyer Edward Smith Jr., asked the press to leave her alone. Journalists gathered in his office and were then told to go away.

"That's really it ... to ask you to go back to your places," Smith said."


I've been watching this story as I from Baltimore and this story has been crazy.

First, she says she won but employees at her job said they were in a pool and they had won also

Second, she says she is not spitting anything and that she bought that individual ticket herself

Third, she claims to have the ticket but never goes to the lottery department to claim the prize and says it's in a safe place

Fourth, a mother claims her son is the actual winner bringing light that this woman has been lying the whole time

Lastly, she says she lost it.

I don't know if this woman was desperate for attention or what but if she did actually loose the ticket, this would go down as one of the biggest epic fails in history.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 6:39:53 AM PDT
Bobbum Man says:
Good, we don't need any more rich morons.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 6:42:22 AM PDT
Soulshine says:
Claiming to have lost a winning ticket sounds like the strategy of a dumb person to get out of their lottery pool.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 6:49:37 AM PDT
What if she was in a lottery pool and actually lost the ticket. Is there a limit to number of times one could be murdered?

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 6:50:48 AM PDT
She may or may not have been part of the lottery pool, but she certainly came up in the shallow end of the gene pool.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 6:52:52 AM PDT
Soulshine says:
I think the limit was set by that soccer player in South America that scored an own-goal and got shot about a hundred times. So that's something to shoot for.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 6:53:00 AM PDT
C.W. says:
Why is luck/gambling/cash always wasted on tards!?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 6:58:26 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
because only tards are stupid enough to gamble.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 7:05:14 AM PDT
Ice King says:
It would also be a great example of karma.
Of course, she could be saying she lost it so that everyone thinks she never had it while one of her friends cashes it in in her place. That takes care of that annoying sharing problem.
Because apparently 200 million dollars isn't enough to share.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 7:07:22 AM PDT
Meth Panther says:
She is full of crap. First she said she won, then she said the ticket was "hidden somewhere" in the McDonald's where she worked. Now she lost it.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 7:14:21 AM PDT
Jawwaad says:
Hey Kirk, she said she had a man go buy the ticket for her and she wasn't going to split it with the employees at McDonalds and now I'm thinking that maybe she did but the man who bought the ticket for her might have shafted her for it and she just doesn't want to say.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 7:15:08 AM PDT
JO MOMMA says:
if I won, i would have donated 75% to different charities.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 7:16:29 AM PDT
Coffee says:
There have been cases where people winning with person tickets, while participating in a workplace pool, have actually been sued by the people in the pool -- and won! If you participate in an office lottery pool, do yourself a favor and have your wife or significant other pick up any personal tickets for you......

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 7:29:27 AM PDT
Gambling can be fun. I get buying the occasional lottery ticket when the jackpot is huge like it is now. What I don't get is people who actually spend a huge chunk of their disposable cash on lottery tickets.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 7:30:41 AM PDT
"the lottery is investment for people who can't do math"

-The Chomster.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 7:34:21 AM PDT
McAwesomeo says:
I do the same. I don't bother until someone I know mentions that the jackpot is enormous. Then the maximum amount I'll buy is 1 ticket/number/whatever.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 7:39:29 AM PDT
Yeah, one ticket is all I need to get that excited "perhaps that winner will be me" feeling. I understand statistics enough to know that buying a whole bunch more tickets doesn't improve my odds by any meaningful amount.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 7:42:01 AM PDT
Jawwaad says:
I feel you Mogwai. Throwing a couple dollars into the lottery once a month gives me pratically the same chance as the one who buys multiple tickets. Plus that lottery money does go to the state to help fund various things, so even though I might not win, I've helped someone out.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 9:06:36 AM PDT
"because only tards are stupid enough to gamble. "

then governments, economies and citizens are tards.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 9:07:37 AM PDT
Cinema Fan says:
That's about right N.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 9:09:07 AM PDT
"if I won, i would have donated 75% to different charities."

if I won I would burn all of it.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 9:13:29 AM PDT
Soulshine says:
I would give most of it to a single priest form Mexico who has made it his life's work to put an end to the horrible practice known as cat juggling.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 9:27:38 AM PDT
Sars says:
I never really buy lottery tickets but my wife normally buys one each jackpot if she remembers. It gets me excited though because you never know. everyone has that chance of winning. we will buy scratchers sometimes just for the fun of it. I see poeple sometimes spend like 200 dollars on scratch off tickets, whitch i just dont understand. i won 100 dollars on a 5 dollar ticket, and it was exciting, but i know it was once every so often thing. Im probily still prettty much even in cash ive spent and cash ive won though.

I know dang well there is no way i would never lose a lattery ticket worth money especially 600 million dollars

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 9:48:50 AM PDT
JO MOMMA says:
600 million dollars is too much to burn. After a while, i will be like megamind and just be bored.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 10:02:52 AM PDT
shadowed one says:
I say she had the ticket, got tired of the press, didn't want to be sued by her co-workers so gave it to someone else with the agreement to split the money.

But that may be giving her too much credit.
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