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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
Mega Millions 'Winner': I Lost Ticket
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.

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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." (Read more Mega Millions stories.)

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