Friday, April 06, 2012
More Black Drama - Mega-RIDICULOUS! Loony lottery 'winner' now claims she lost her $656M ticket
The flaky McDonald's worker and mother of 7 welfare chitlings who claimed she had one of the winning Mega Million Lottery tickets now says she lost the slip.
When asked by NBC News if she was going to ever to ask for her share of the dough, Mirlande Wilson replied, "If I find it (the ticket).”
The NBC reporter then asked if she had lost the ticket, to which the 37-year-old Baltimore woman replied, "I misplaced it."
She insisted she didn’t make up the story though.
“I did not make up no story to get no attention,” she told NBC.
The strange conversation is just the latest mind-boggling twist thrown by the supposed newly minted millionaire. Earlier this week, she called a press conference only to have her lawyer, Edward Smith Jr., ask for the journalists gathered to go away.
"(Wilson) would like all of you to go home," he told the bewildered crowd. "This needs to stop so she and her children can go back to a normal life."
He added he hadn't seen the winning ticket either and "cannot say with any certainty this ticket exists."
Wilson has also been sketchy in her tale of how she had a winning ticket for the record $656 million drawing in the first place.
She first said she bought the ticket at a 7-Eleven for herself, then said a co-worker purchased one for her while buying tickets for a group of McDonald's employees.
She has also claimed to have hidden the ticket at McDonald's — a claim her co-workers have said is dubious.
"She could not have hidden any ticket here," one employee told the Daily News this week. "She hasn't been back and she doesn't have any locker to hide it. She would not hide it in the bathroom or anything."
Lottery officials said three tickets, including one purchased in Maryland, have the winning numbers but no one has officially come forward to claim a share of the prize.
If Wilson is a fake, she won't be the only in Maryland alone — though she is the most persistent in her claims.
A Baltimore-area man, Michael Dronet, denied a report on Thursday that he won the Mega Millions after his mother, Linda Bobo told a Mississippi media outlet that he had won, the Baltimore Sun reported.
MIRLANDE WILSON CALLS PRESS CONFERENCE
He said he was tricked by a friend who played a joke on him and Bobo, who lives in Mississippi, called a news outlet before he was told the truth.
According to the newspaper, she was not amused.
"The way he did it made a fool out of me," she said. "And it hurts."
Maryland lottery director Stephen Martino told NBC News that the winner has until Sept. 28 to claim the prize.