Maryland McDonald’s worker Mirlande Wilson wins Mega Million winner: Reports
Posted in April 2nd, 2012
by Cee L R in News
The New York Post has identified the Maryland Mega Million winner as Mirlande Wilson, a 37-year-old McDonald’s employee.
The newspaper says that although Wilson is jumping for joy her co-workers are crying foul.
Colleagues told the Post that they had pooled their money to buy a
bunch of tickets and now Wilson doesn’t want to share her third of the
Wilson, a Haitian immigrant with seven-children said “we had a group
plan, but I went and played by myself.” She said the winning ticket
“wasn’t on the group plan”.
Siuleiman Osman Husein, a shift manager at the Maryland McDonald’s,
who said he was one of 15 employees who pooled their money to buy the
tickets, said “She [Wilson] can’t do this to us. We each paid $5. She
took everybody’s money.”
There are reports that the tickets that were bought with the pool
money were kept in a safe at the fast-food restaurant, but Wilson was
given additional money to buy more tickets late Friday afternoon after
her shift ended and those tickets she took home.
Reports say Wilson called her colleagues after the drawing jumping
for joy saying she had won the lottery. Meanwhile, as of press time she
had not contacted lottery officials.
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