Mega Millions 'Winner': I Lost Ticket

But Mirlande Wilson doesn't seem too concerned about finding it

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 6, 2012 6:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – You knew this was coming: Mirlande Wilson, who first claimed she won the Mega Millions lottery separately from her pool of co-workers, then said she hid the winning ticket at the McDonald's where they all work, now says she's lost the ticket. "I have no idea where it is. I’m not sure I have it," Wilson tells the New York Post. And, because a lost ticket that's potentially worth millions of dollars isn't all that big of a deal, she says she hasn't even looked in the pants of the uniform she was wearing when she purchased the ticket.

Even so, she confusingly continues, "I’m still looking everywhere to find it, in my purse, everywhere." But she won't let her seven kids help: Says a daughter, "I wanted to look for it, I was crying. She wouldn’t let us. It’s a lot of money." But Wilson herself believes that the gift is "a blessing from God. If it’s meant to be, we’ll [find and] claim the ticket."

Mirlande Wilson in a screenshot.
Mirlande Wilson in a screenshot.   (ABC News)
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