Haitian Woman Wins $105 Mega Million Jackpot, Her Money Problems Just Got Started!

Milford Mill, Maryland - A Haitian woman, Mirlande Wilson, claims she is the ONLY winner of a $105 million Mega Millions ticket BUT... Her McDonald's co-workers are furious... They want her to share the loot...


Mega Millions Lottery Ticket

Actually, the Mega Million ticket in question is one of 3 winning tickets of the $656 million Mega Million jackpot, each worth $218 Million before taxes.

Mirlande Wilson told the New York Post...

"We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The 'winning' ticket] wasn't on the group plan... I was in the group, but this was separate. The winning ticket was a separate ticket..."

McDonald's shift nanager uleiman Osman Husein says...

"She can't do this to us!... We each paid $5. She took everybody's money!"

Who is everybody?

Apparently, 15 people at McDonald's, including Mirlande Wilson, chipped in $5 each in a pool to play Mega Millions

How did this become a controversy? Was Mirlande in charge of buying tickets for the pool?

Good question.

The McDonald's owner, Birul Desai, said he gave Mirlande $5 to buy more tickets for the pool on her way home from work, and she went back to the 7-Eleven and bought them, and took those tickets home with her.

FIVE Dollars?

So... 15 people chip in $75 to buy lotto tickets and he gave her $5?

Hmmmmm...

Oh boy...

The New York Post says...

"Mega Millions mania has plunged a Maryland McDonald's into a bubbling cauldron of controversy hotter than a deep-fried apple pie."

There is one more twist to this story.

According to a clerk at the 7-Eleven where Mirlande bought the tickets, lottery officials have reviewed the store's video and believe that a man bought the winning ticket.

So...

Did HE win? Did SHE win? Did THEY win?

The saga continues...

What do you think? If you were given $5 to buy tickets for a pool and you bought some for yourself, and you won... Would you share the winnings?

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Rtbaseman says...

They gave her money to buy the tickets and did not have her bring them all back to be held at the store?

They trusted her to hold all of them?

Of course she would say would she did if one of the tickets won. How stupid can all these people be?

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