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
Mirlande Wilson in a screenshot.   (ABC News)

(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."

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Mega Millions 'Winner': I Lost Ticket is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 51 comments
Apr 7, 2012 7:16 PM CDT
This woman is to appalauded for her ability to bring attention to her-self. With the most simplistic of human experience, greed, she flurishes in the press. If she is lying, deceiving others, shows proof that we are suckers, like those who are looking for a GOP savior to come to the fore. It is not going to happen. I do, however, am comforted in knowing that America can create a 'celebrity' who they destroy at a moments notice. We are untoucherble in minimizing a human life. We are also great at infusing soul into one.
Apr 7, 2012 12:56 AM CDT
If I can't have it all, nobody is getting any.
Apr 6, 2012 11:53 PM CDT
if she can't hold onto the ticket she does not deserve anything from it